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.
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.
- Posted January 13, 2012
Visit the Morgantown History Museum (MHM) to see “The Way We Worked,” a traveling Smithsonian exhibit about the diverse array of jobs that power our society. MHM is hosting companion programs including a presentation about the history of coal mining in Scott’s Run which will be on January 28, the last day the exhibit will be on display.
- Posted December 18, 2011
Arthurdale Heritage is selling framed and unframed aerial photographs of Arthurdale. Taken in October 2011, this photograph makes a wonderful gift for all who are fans of Arthurdale. Framed copies for pick-up are available only in December. Unframed copies can be mailed in a sturdy tube for the same price. An example of the photo is in the office.
Call 304-864-3959, email email@example.com or drop by the office to order.
Size and Price
16×20 – $75
18×24 – $125
20×28 – $150
24×36 – $195