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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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Why not give the dad in your life a special treat of historical proportions? Take him to the Burrowes Mansion for a tour and step back into the past experiencing some amazing history expanding from the pre-revolutionary years to the revolutionary war including a British invasion at the mansion to many other important times over its 300-year history.

The Burrowes Mansion tours will be going on hiatus for the summer after this weekend and return again in September.
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Why not give the dad in your life a special treat of historical proportions?  Take him to the Burrowes Mansion for a tour and step back into the past experiencing some amazing history expanding from the pre-revolutionary years to the revolutionary war including a British invasion at the mansion to many other important times over its 300-year history. 

The Burrowes Mansion tours will be going on hiatus for the summer after this weekend and return again in September.

Happy Flag Day from the Matawan Historical Society!

“President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day back in 1916. The day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that stated “the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Frances Hopkinson, a Continental Congressman from New Jersey, was the architect of this design.”

Are you interested in learning more about Matawan and our 300+ years of rich history?

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.
matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

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

Please consider joining today!

Credit J Mitchell. Photo - Library of Congress
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2 weeks ago
Happy Flag Day from the Matawan Historical Society!

“President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day back in 1916. The day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that stated  “the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Frances Hopkinson, a Continental Congressman from New Jersey, was the architect of this design.”

Are you interested in learning more about Matawan and our 300+ years of rich history?

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. 
https://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/join-or-donate/

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

Please consider joining today!

Credit J Mitchell. Photo - Library of Congress
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