Events

New Deal Festival – July 9, 2016 at 10am!

IMG_9264Step back in time at the New Deal Festival on Saturday July 9 to celebrate the unique history of Arthurdale with a day of food, arts & crafts, living history, and more. Tour the historic community on a hay wagon ride, stop by the antique car and tractor show, and see artisan demonstrations. The gates will open at 10am.

There will be a wonderful line up of blues, country, and folk music that will be playing on the Center Hall front porch. You can also wander through the museum buildings to learn more about the history of Arthurdale, and of course the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a visit from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt!

The festival also features a petting zoo, several children’s activities, a crafts market, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!

Like previous years, we’ll be giving you the option to buy advance tickets – link coming soon! Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-11. At the gate, general admission is $8 and children ages 6-11 are $5. Children under 5 get in for free.

Remember, volunteers attend the festival for FREE! Contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to setup, to work a shift at the event, or to cleanup. We can be reached at 304 864 3959 or by e-mail at ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org.

Shop for Holiday Gifts

shoppersCelebrate the Season and find great gift items for your friends, family and home at the Craft Shop. It features regional artisan-made items just like it did in the 1930s and ’40s.

The Craft Shop will be open for special holiday weekend hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 27 and 28, December 5 and 6, December 12 and 13, and December 19 and 20.

Arthurdale Christmas cards and pottery, treenware, hand-painted saws and slates, knitted items, West Virginia glass, Marion Eiermann art, Mary Walker candies, notecards, retro aprons, antique jewelry, goat milk soap and so many more unique things are available.

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday at the party for her on October 11. It will be the 130th anniversary of the birth of a very special First Lady and humanitarian who cared deeply about what was happening at Arthurdale from the 1930s on. Join us in celebrating her memory and accomplishments in the Center Hall. Elmer Rich, a well-known regional fiddler, will play for everyone just as he did for Mrs. Roosevelt when he was a teenager. Great food will be a part of the celebration too, of course.

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