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.
Itâ€™s the ideal Fatherâ€™s Day gift for the dad who loves golf â€“ two passes to the 3rdÂ annual Greenbrier Classic. Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is auctioning off the chance to give your dad passes that guarantee admission to all practice and competition rounds.
Last yearâ€™s tournament ended with a thrilling three-man sudden death playoff for the championship.Â Do not miss out on the chance to watch some of the worldâ€™s top golfers battle for top prize on the Old White Course at the historic Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.Â Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, and Tom Watson are all expected to play.
The passes are a $373 value andÂ include admission to the concert series as well, which will feature Toby Keith, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, the Fray, and Bon Jovi.
Place Your Bid Now: Online Silent Auction: 2 Tickets to the 2012 Greenbrier Classic
Starting Bid: $100
The auction opens at 9am ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂon Wednesday, June 13 and closes at 2pm on Friday, June 22. Â Bidders can rebid at any time until the closing date. The highest bid wins and the winner will be announced Monday, June 25.
- Posted June 4, 2012
Come experience Arthurdale the summer after the beginning of WWII! This one day event will have something for everyone to enjoy.
1942 on Display
This year we are very fortunate to have been loaned numerous pieces of New Deal and FDR political memorabilia from the private collection or Robert Fratkin. It is an amazing exhibit and the New Deal Festival is a wonderful opportunity to see it!
Living history will also be on display when we welcome Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt back to our event as well as reenactors portraying individuals and WWII military recruiters from 1942.
Antique Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show
The Antique Car, Truck, Tractor Show is being expanded to include antique motorcycles this year. Registration is $10.00. Proceeds from the car show will be used to buy presents for community children at the annual Christmas with Santa event in December.
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- Posted May 25, 2012
We are excited to announce the Arthurdale Heritage Scramble as the first annual benefit. The event takes place on Sunday, July 15 at the Preston Country Club. Registration is $200 per team. Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams. Prizes go to the long drive and closest to pin teams. Mulligans are $10 each and 2 per player. There will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing.
We also hope to see you at the New Deal Festival on Saturday, July 14.
Thanks to David Cook, Patrick Crogan, and the Pro Shop for coordinating this benefit.
Register online or call the AHI office at 304-864-3959. After July 11 contact David Coon at 304.692.6622 to register. Limited registration may be available at 1 p.m. on the 15th at the country club.