Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Craft Show and Fall Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10-4 for a day of beautiful, handmade crafts and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping too.  What’s better than original artwork, jewelry, glass, pottery or fabric artwork as a gift for the holidays?

Master Weaver and Americorps volunteer, Jane Gilchrist, will help you weave your very own rug!

Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to JoAnn Dadisman tell WV ghost stories on the porch of our museum house.  Afterwards, take a hay ride around historic Arthurdale or enjoy some delicious homemade soups, pastries or one of Roger’s famous sloppy joes!

Members from the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association will be demonstrating in our historic Forge and making items to sell.

Other activities include face painting, old time children’s games and of course, our homestead goats, donkey, & chickens will be here!  We hope you can join us!

Print and Paper Making Workshop

Bring out your inner artist! Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier will teach you how to make linoleum prints plus how to make make your own paper. All ages are welcome but those younger than 10 must bring an adult helper. Younger students will print with Styrofoam plates while older students will carve linoleum. Class runs from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 2. Class size is limited so call the office to sign up soon (304-864-3959).

Eddie’s Prints

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Student Work

New Non-Fiction Book on Arthurdale

CJ Maloney’s book Back to the Land: Arthurdale, FDR’s New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning is available in early April 2011. CJ came here several times and interviewed the children of homesteaders and others involved with Arthurdale Heritage. He wanted to discover how the New Deal economic policies that the government experimented with in Arthurdale actually affected the homestead community – and how those policies still affect America today. Order your copy now!

Quilt an “Apron” for Your Machine

Tired of searching your sewing table for your seam rippers or extra thread? On Saturday, March 19, Janet Collins will teach you to quilt a handy sewing machine apron. The apron, which sits under your machine, has pockets that keep your scissors and other sewing supplies close at hand. The class starts at 9 a.m. and students must bring their own machines and materials.

Cost is $12 for AHI members and $14 for non members. All proceeds are donated to AHI. Call the office at 304-864-3959 to register and for more details.

Quilt an Apron