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Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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The Homestead Project of Arthurdale

EleanorWelcome to Arthurdale, the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The first homesteaders arrived in 1934 and each property was 2 – 5 acres in size to allow the families to raise food and livestock. Modern amenities not commonly available around the country at that time – electricity, indoor plumbing, and a refrigerator – were provided to all 165 homes constructed by the federal government as a way to help families during the Great Depression. This ground-breaking project’s public buildings have been restored by residents who appreciated this second chance at life and knew the value of preserving it. A five-building museum is now open to the public year-round to tell the special story of the First Lady’s legacy.

Community Yard Sale: TAKE 2

The summer Arthurdale Community Yard Sale is Saturday June 3! 

With the spotty weather of spring behind us, we’re excited to announce a summer Community Yard Sale! Drive around historic Arthurdale and stop at the many houses that will be selling all sorts of treasures. Free maps with a list of sellers will be available outside the Visitors Center on Saturday morning as well as food to supply your cruising around town.

Want to add your house to our map? The deadline is Friday May 26 at noon. Registration is FREE! Call the office or email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org with any questions. Add your listing to the online form at your convenience (click here or the link below), drop by the office, or give us a call.

Community Yard Sale 2017 List and Form 

Goat Gallop 5k Run/Walk

Join us on Saturday June 17 for the first annual Arthurdale Goat Gallop!

Run, walk, or roll through Arthurdale’s beautiful historic district dotted with original New Deal homes and gallop with our homestead goats! Go for a run or walk, visit the historic grounds, play with our goats, and join us to celebrate the homestead life with the whole family. Kids Run is open to those 10 and under.

Join us after the races for other fun family activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided.

Stay tuned for more information or visit the official race website.

Pre-registration for $20 is open through June 3! Register today online at Runsignup.com or drop an email to goatgallop5k@gmail.com with any questions.