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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.

Burrowes Mansion Book Now Available

Mansion Book CoverThe new edition of The Burrowes Mansion of Matawan New Jersey: and Notations on the History of Monmouth County, Second Edition (2023) by Mary Lou Diecker and Barry C. Orr is now available! The Burrowes Mansion, constructed in 1723, celebrated its 300th Birthday in 2023, and this newly expanded edition of the book commemorates that anniversary.  Please visit our “Shop” page to order your copy

Burrowes Mansion 300th Anniversary

Burrowes Mansion Raid 2023On June 3rd and June 4th 2023, the Matawan Historical Society held a historic event honoring the Burrowes Mansion and its 300 years of history.  The festivities included a reenactment of the 1778 Mansion raid by the British (see video here), a self-guided walking tour of the Matawan historic district, tours of the Mansion, and many other activities.  The anniversary was featured in the Asbury Park Press on June 3rd.

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Burrowes Mansion will be open to the public today Sunday, May 19th, from 2- 4 pm for free tours.
We also have an added bonus: If you stop by today you can purchase a copy of the definitive book on the history of the Burrowes Mansion - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯, 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘑𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘺: 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 and then have it autographed by the authors.
It's a wonderful weekend to learn about the Burrowes Mansion.
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Burrowes Mansion will be open to the public today Sunday, May 19th, from 2- 4 pm for free tours.
We also have an added bonus:  If you stop by today you can purchase a copy of the definitive book on the history of the Burrowes Mansion - 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯, 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘑𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘺: 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 and then have it autographed by the authors. 
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*Donation drop off Sunday, 5/19, from 5-6:30 pm*

Please consider donating your extra clutter and unwanted items to our Summer Rummage Sale & Fundraiser.

We will be collecting donated items
-Sunday, 5/19: 5-6:30pm
Drop off is in the backyard of Burrowes Mansion (94 Main Street, Matawan, NJ).

All proceeds from our sale will go towards supporting our non-profit charitable organization and maintaining Burrowes Mansion Museum.

Some examples of items we are seeking below:
-vintage items
-old toys/games
-old sports items/memorabilia
-maps & prints
-functional items
-small furnishings
-electronics/video games
-home goods
-holiday decorations

Please see below for items we are not currently accepting:
nothing large or bulky, non-functional or broken items, large electronic items (IE: TVs, printers), couches, bedroom sets, pillows, dining sets, baby items, baby clothing, used clothing without tags, used shoes, glassware, used books, and most furniture (with some exceptions, please contact us for more info).

We will be collecting items on Sundays now through May 30th.
Drop off also available by appointment. Item pickup by our volunteers is also available by request. Please share with friends and family. Feel free to contact us directly through messenger with any questions.

The sale will be held on June 2nd from 9-2pm in the Burrowes Mansion backyard, (94 Main St., Matawan).

Thank you for your support!
The Matawan Historical Society

Event:
Summer Rummage Sale & Fundraiser
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*Donation drop off Sunday, 5/19, from 5-6:30 pm*

Please consider donating your extra clutter and unwanted items to our Summer Rummage Sale & Fundraiser.

We will be collecting donated items
-Sunday, 5/19: 5-6:30pm 
Drop off is in the backyard of Burrowes Mansion (94 Main Street, Matawan, NJ).

All proceeds from our sale will go towards supporting our non-profit charitable organization and maintaining Burrowes Mansion Museum. 

Some examples of items we are seeking below:
-vintage items
-old toys/games
-old sports items/memorabilia
-maps & prints
-functional items
-small furnishings 
-electronics/video games
-home goods
-holiday decorations

Please see below for items we are not currently accepting:
nothing large or bulky, non-functional or broken items, large electronic items (IE: TVs, printers), couches, bedroom sets, pillows, dining sets, baby items, baby clothing, used clothing without tags, used shoes, glassware, used books, and most furniture (with some exceptions, please contact us for more info). 

We will be collecting items on Sundays now through May 30th. 
Drop off also available by appointment. Item pickup by our volunteers is also available by request. Please share with friends and family. Feel free to contact us directly through messenger with any questions.

The sale will be held on June 2nd from 9-2pm in the Burrowes Mansion backyard, (94 Main St., Matawan).

Thank you for your support!
The Matawan Historical Society

Event:
Summer Rummage Sale & Fundraiser
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