Matthews Living History Farm & Museum

We will be open Saturday for Stories of the Stitch and Heritage day at 476 White Pine Road, Galax.

Step into a simpler time at Matthews Living History Farm & Museum.

Matthews Living History Farm Museum is a 21 acre working farm, circa 1900. We are a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization.  The activities demonstrated at the farm represent common practices in Grayson County around 1900.  Key survival skills required for self-sufficiency in that era have become today’s art forms.  From gardening to blacksmithing, wood carving to food preservation, quilting to chair caning, soap making to quilting, driving a team of horses or oxen to spinning a fine thread – these are a few of the dying arts of the region that we seek to preserve.  A timeless and enduring aspect of the culture is the unique, unforgettable music of the region, which we attempt to incorporate into every event.  It is also important to us to help preserve the stories of the founding families of our region,  the communities that they helped build, and the tools they used to build them.

Stories of the Stitch: The sight of colorful quilts flying through the pastures of the Farm Museum is an experience not soon forgotten.  Area quilters bring their finest efforts for display along with the stories that are part of the quilts. Visitors enjoy the stories and the results of hours of labor that the quilts represent. Prizes are given and many of the quilts are offered for sale. Vendors with fiber related products are available for shoppers as are a variety of fiber demonstrations and activities.  Music and food and other entertainment are available at this event as well. This is a free event to come to, so come on out and see the beautiful quilts and read the stories behind them. This event runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Address: 476 White Pine Rd, Galax VA 24333

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 276-773-3080