Support MHS

Join the Matawan Historical Society or make a donation today to help our cause. Below are several key areas in which we need your support and your donations.


Adult Membership $15

One-year membership for one person over the age of 18.

  • Invitation for the individual member to yearly picnic
  • MHS newsletter
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Family Membership $20

One-year membership for one family with children under the age of 18

  • Invitation for family (up to 4 people) to yearly picnic
  • MHS newsletter
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Mansion Restoration Fund $25

Make a donation to help support our efforts to restore the Burrowes Mansion Museum. The mansion needs repairs in the following key areas:

  • Replacement of the roof
  • Exterior paint
  • Exterior restoration (such as shutters)
  • Interior maintenance
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Patron $30

One-year membership for one person (or family with children under the age of 18); for those who wish to make a higher contribution to the Historical Society as a member

  • Invitation for family (up to 4 people) to yearly picnic
  • MHS newsletter
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Benefactor $100

One-year membership for one person (or family with children under the age of 18); for those who wish to make a larger contribution to the Historical Society as a member

  • Invitation for family (up to 4 people) to yearly picnic
  • MHS newsletter
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Want to make a custom donation? Make Custom Donation

Membership Benefits

What you receive

  • Advance notice of special functions, including the annual musicale, Christmas party, and June picnic
  • Newsletters (6 to 8 times per year) containing articles of historical interest and the activites of the Society
  • Use of the Society's reference material
  • Opportunity to participate in occasional Society trips to other museums and historic sites
  • Advance notice of Society's publications

Membership offers you the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the preservation of the local heritage, both today's and yesterday's
  • Help care for collections of American furniture, textiles, and pottery
  • Contribute to the education of young people in the arts and history of early America

Frequently Asked Questions About Memberships
  • What is the yearly term of membership?
    Membership runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Dues paid after June 1 will be applied to the next dues year.
  • How are the dues funds used?
    Funds go toward programs, publications, support of the Society's activities, the purchase and preservation of collections, and the continued operation of the Burrowes Mansion Museum.
  • Can I donate a historic item or make a monetary donation?
    Yes! Donations of money, artifacts, and local memorabilia are always welcome.
  • Can I donate as a gift for someone?
    Yes! Please note on the payment page in the comments section in whose name you are donating. If you would like them to be notified of your gift, please include their address in the comments section as well. We will mail them a "Thank You" card notifying them of your generous donation on their behalf.

Make a donation...without costing you a penny!

GoodSearch and GoodShop

Use Goodshop to support Matawan Historical Society

How it Works

Do you shop online or look up info in a search engine? Of course you do! Now, when you do, your purchase or search can provide a donation to the Matawan Historical Society without any cost to you!

We have partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for 5,000+ of the top stores like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco, and more AND a percentage (up to 20%) of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause by the store! Goodshop has already raised more than $11 million for charities. And for every internet search you do through Goodsearch, one penny will be donated to us. That may not sound like much, but every bit helps!

Before shopping online, sign into GoodShop (instructions on how to join are on the right), look up your store in the "Search stores for coupons" box at the top of the page, then click the link that will direct you to that store's page. You may also find great coupons listed to use for your purchase! When you click on the store link - whether the direct store link or through a coupon code - the store is notified that this shopping trip is through GoodSearch and that they will give us a donation based on your purchase.

How to Join

  • Go to http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop
  • Click on the Join Now button on the upper right
  • You can sign up with your Facebook account or with an email address (for this example, we'll use an email address
  • Enter your first name, email address, and a password in the appropriate boxes
  • Click on the Sign Me Up! button
  • The next screen asks you Who do you want to help?
  • Type in "Matawan Historical" in the box that says Search for your favorite cause and then click on the magnifying glass button on the right
  • Click on Matawan Historical Society, which should appear below
  • You will see the message, "You're all set! Thanks for signing up."
  • Goodshop will send a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Click on the link in the email to confirm your registration.

That's it! Now all you need to do is remember to sign in before shopping online and choose your store through GoodShop!

AmazonSmile
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How it Works

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How to Participate

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.