Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Craft Show and Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10-4 for a day of beautiful, handmade crafts and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping too.  What’s better than original artwork, jewelry, glass, pottery or fabric artwork as a gift for the holidays?

Master Weaver and Americorps volunteer, Jane Gilchrist, will help you weave your very own rug!

Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to JoAnn Dadisman tell WV ghost stories on the porch of our museum house.  Afterwards, take a hay ride around historic Arthurdale or enjoy some delicious homemade soups, pastries or one of Roger’s famous sloppy joes!

Members from the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association will be demonstrating in our historic Forge and making items to sell.

Other activities include face painting, old time children’s games and of course, our homestead goats, donkey, & chickens will be here!  We hope you can join us!

Community Yard Sale

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 4 is the Community Yard Sale. Drive through historic Arthurdale and stop by the many houses that will be selling all sorts of treasures.

Maps with the list of sellers will be available outside the Visitors Center at Arthurdale Center Hall that morning.

Sign up here to get listed on the map so shoppers will know where you are.

Museum & Craft Shop Opening Weekend

The weekend of May 4 also marks the beginning of the summer tourist season, which means the New Deal Homestead Museum and Craft Shop will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Brush up on your Arthurdale history with a museum tour and check out the beautiful handmade crafts made by West Virginia artisans in the Craft Shop.

Summer Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 11 – 3
Sundays: 12 – 4

Save the Date: Annual Raffle Dinner on April 20

This year’s Annual Raffle Dinner (previously named the Elimination Dinner) will take place at the Masontown Fire Hall on April 20th.  Hope to see you there!

Admission includes catered dinner, access to numerous raffles, prizes and a chance to win $1000!

Tickets are only $35 which admits one (1) for dinner and a chance to win money. You do not have to be present to win! Additional tickets for “dinner only” can be purchased for $15.00.

Tickets are available at the office, and you can also call to have them mailed to you: 304-864-3959.

Or Order Online!

Raffles and Auctions

  • “Greens Fees & Cart Rental for 4” prize donated by Alpine Lake Resort
  • Wood utensils donated by Allegheny Treenware
  • 20 piece set of turquoise Fiesta ware donated by The Homer Laughlin China Company
  • Handmade place mats donated by the Homestead Quilter’s Guild
  • Two mugs, a light blue utensil holder, a dark blue bowl, and a large purple bowl of Fiesta ware donated by Martha Summers and Jeanne Goodman
  • “Cotton Lady” Santon Sylvette doll was hand crafted in Provence and represents a traditional Provencal woman from the 1700s and 1800s donated by Deb Miller
  • Patriotic hot pads and oven mitts were made and donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Four handmade place mats were made and donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Half-size sampler quilt, donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild, is made with civil war reproduction fabrics
  • “Crazy for Spring” Lap Quilt, made and donated by Rhonda Braham of the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Pottery bowl, donated by Martha Summers, and handmade by a WVU student
  • Bobby Flay’s Grill It and Alton Brown’s Good Eats 2: The Middle Years books donated by Martha Summers

Beautify Your home and Help Arthurdale Heritage Grow!

When you buy top-quality flower bulbs from Flower Power through our fundraising page, 50% of your dollars come back to AHI. It’s a win-win solution for you and us!

Browse the selection of flowers online, or stop by the office to look through the Flower Power catalog.

Go to AHI Flower Power Fundraising