Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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The Homestead Project of Arthurdale

EleanorWelcome 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.

Historic Windows Weatherization Workshop

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is pleased to offer a two-day historic windows weatherization demonstration project on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the E-15 Homestead in historic Arthurdale.

Participants will see a window restoration PowerPoint presentation on the National Park Services’ best practices describing Class I, II, and III methods of historic windows restoration followed by a windows steam chest demonstration showing the basic steps to rehab a wooden window by preservation historian, Lynn Stasick. Window preservation expert Phil Davis of Allegheny Restoration will conduct a windows weatherization demonstration, providing participants hands-on experience in weatherizing wooden windows.

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Community Yard Sale, May 5

Community Yard Sale Map

The Arthurdale Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5. Maps of the Preston County historic community will be available at the Arthurdale Heritage office along Rt. 92 during the day.

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Buy Your Tickets for the Annual Arthurdale Heritage Elimination Dinner

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:


Tickets
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 ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or by call (304) 864-3959.

Tickets ordered online will be mailed to the purchaser or can be picked up at the door.