Welcome 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.
On Wednesday, October 31 Trick or Treat in Arthurdale will be from 5:30-7 p.m. AHI will provide refreshments and have costume judging for children of all ages after 7 p.m. at the Center Hall.
Kids from Valley Elementary School’s Service Club decorated over 100 bags filled with candy. The bags will be given out during Trick or Treat time.
- Posted October 22, 2012
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- Posted September 24, 2012
Arthurdale Heritage is helping to collect donations for a Baby Shower to be held October 15 at the Kingwood Extension Office. Each year Starting Points Family Resource Center helps growing families by giving them a basket of needed baby items plus resource materials.
During the shower, family members go to mini-workshops on issues that deal with family health, baby safety, abuse prevention, childcare, and other topics that may improve the children’s chances of growing up in a safe and happy environment.
Through funds from UniCare, a Medicare medical insurance program, Starting Points buys big-ticket items like pack-n-play beds, strollers, and car seats for door prizes.
Drop off donations at Arthurdale Heritage during office hours or call Martha White at Starting Points (329-1965) to leave them at their office.
- baby bottles (not with liners)
- small stuffed animals (safe for babies)
- baby socks
- baby hats
- small baby powder, lotion, wash, diaper rash ointment
- nail clippers
- baby washcloths
- baby spoons
- receiving blankets
- burp cloths
- small packages of baby wipes
- cloth diapers
- diaper pins
- baby clothes (up to 9 months)