Welcome to the Matawan Historical Society

Pride in Our Past & Present

Settled by a group of Scottish Presbyterians beginning in the 1680’s, Matawan was first called New Aberdeen, and then Mount Pleasant. Today, Matawan’s historic town core retains its appeal as a place to live, work, and shop.

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A few interesting “Matawan finds” from MHS members during this past weekend’s town-wide yard sale below👇

Want some more forgotten
history? Shark attacks? Pirates and buried treasure? Revolutionary War skirmishes? The worlds largest saltwater pool?

You can learn more about all of this and 300+ years of Matawan’s unique history by joining the Matawan Historical Society.

matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

The Matawan Historical Society is a group of local volunteers who help preserve our town’s unique history through events, education, tours, and the operation of Burrowes Mansion Museum on Main Street.

For only $20 a year ($30 for an entire family of 4)
Members receive a monthly newsletter, invitations to events and exclusive access to our summer member-only BBQ.

Please consider joining today!

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2 days ago

Forgotten Matawan History:

Many thanks to Matawan Historical Society Genealogist Mark Chidichimo for rediscovering this piece of Matawan history about local Civil War Hero William Henry Lloyd:
“In doing research for the Matawan Surname Project, I came across this article regarding the grandfather of Matawan HS history teacher F. Howard Lloyd, who was at the school when all three of my children attended.”
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3 days ago
Forgotten Matawan History:

Many thanks to Matawan Historical Society Genealogist Mark  Chidichimo for rediscovering this piece of Matawan history about local Civil War Hero William Henry Lloyd:
“In doing research for the Matawan Surname Project, I came across this article regarding the grandfather of Matawan HS history teacher F. Howard Lloyd, who was at the school when all three of my children attended.”
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