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.

Winners Announced for Buckwheat Festival Hog

Congratulations to Darlene Bolyard and Randy and Lorraine Weaver for winning the 2 halves of the Buckwheat Festival hog, generously donated by Scott Ford. Enjoy!

Online Silent Auction for Buckwheat Festival Hog

Arthurdale Heritage is auctioning off 2 halves of a Buckwheat Festival hog, generously donated by Scott Ford.

It is divided into 2 halves, each is approx. 40 lbs. The highest bidder and the runner up will each win one half of the hog. (NO ham included, but there is smoked, sugar cured bacon)

Follow this link to the online auction http://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/online-auction/

You can rebid at any time until the end of the auction. The auction closes at 3:00 p.m. EST, Friday, February 1, 2013. The winner will be announced the following business day.

Charleston Daily Mail Features Arthurdale and Mrs. Bonnette’s 100th Birthday

Check out these two great stories about Arthurdale and Mrs. Bonnette’s 100th Birthday that were featured in the Charleston Daily Mail recently!

New Deal Cherishes Its Stories

Arthurdale Honors Resident’s 100th Birthday