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.
- Posted February 16, 2012
Win exciting prizes, including cash, gift certificates, artisan crafts, jewelry and the $1000 grand prize, in the annual Arthurdale Heritage Elimination Dinner to benefit the New Deal Homestead Museum in Arhurdale, WV. Join us for wine, food and the fun and suspense of a prize drawing every five minutes. Tickets are on sale now for $35 each, and only 250 tickets are available!
Admission includes catered dinner, access to numerous raffles, prizes and a chance to win $1000!
We are also thrilled to announce that Jonas Knotts will once again emcee our event. It will be a fun night!
Tickets are only $35 which admits one (1) for dinner and a chance to win up to $1,000. Additional tickets for “dinner only” can be purchased for $15.00. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Followed by prize drawings.
Silent Auction and Raffle Prize Donations:
Single Dinner and Chance to win: $35.00
Additional tickets for dinner only are $15.00 each.
Tickets can be purchased online (below) or from any AHI Board Member or through the AHI office. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by call (304) 864-3959.
Tickets ordered online will be mailed to the purchaser or can be picked up at the door.
- Posted February 7, 2012
Beautify your garden and help Arthurdale Heritage grow! When you buy top-quality flower bulbs from Flower Power, 50% of the proceeds come to AHI. If you enjoy gardening, why not buy lovely flowers and benefit AHI at the same time?
Browse our fundraising page or stop by the office to look through the Flower Power catalog. Spread the word and pass this on to all your green thumbed neighbors, friends, and family.
You are invited to this year’s Easter Egg Hunt for ages pre-school to fourth grade. The event will be held at the Arthurdale Center Hall on Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 pm. This event will include an Easter Bonnet Contest. Children can wear their most festive bonnet/hat for a chance to win a prize!
In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be moved indoors.
For more information, contact AHI at 304-864-3959.