Eleanor Roosevelt’s 129th Birthday Party

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s 129th birthday at Arthurdale Heritage’s party for her on Oct. 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Reedsville Fire Hall.

Lots to eat, including birthday cake, an Arthurdale trivia contest, 1930s era music, a silent auction for antique glassware and other pieces, and a drawing for a handmade quilt will make the event memorable and fun.

$10 tickets are available online or at the office; at the door, admission is $12.

Eleanor dancing

All proceeds benefit the historic preservation project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

 

Top 20: Reason #5

We’re in the homestretch of our countdown of the top 20 reasons for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival.

Arthurdale Inn

Arthurdale Inn

5. Tour Eleanor Roosevelt’s private rooms in the Arthurdale Inn (now Hospice).

6. Reunite with old friends

7. See original electoral college ballots from the 1936 presidential election in the Fratkin Collection

8. Find out how to turn zippers into roses at the crafts market

9. Enjoy live music from four local bands

10. Climb aboard a horse drawn wagon and tour historic Arthurdale

11. Get up close to hawks, eagles, and owls from the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center

12. Visit a WWII military camp complete with original Jeeps

13. Make a button buzzer in the kid’s area

14. Look under the hood of a your favorite car

15. Enjoy Arthurdale’s famous barbecue chicken dinners

16. Watch blacksmiths turn raw metal into a thing of beauty in the Forge

17. Listen to WV stories about Eleanor Roosevelt in the Esso Station collected by the Traveling 219 Project

18. Talk with children of original homesteaders and learn what pranks they liked to play on their neighbors growing up

19. Meet Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

20. Pet Eleanor the goat and meet her baby Anna

NDF 2010 Photos

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

Many many thanks to Maria Af Rolén for taking these wonderful photos of the New Deal Festival. Maria is a professional photographer based in Morgantown, WV. She volunteered her services for the NDF and got some beautiful shots!

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

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FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Stained Glass by David Houser

Stained Glass by David Houser

Stained Glass by David Houser – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Kid's Area at E-15 Homestead

Kid’s Area at E-15 Homestead

Kid’s Area at E-15 Homestead – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left)

Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left)

Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left) – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Face Painting

Face Painting

Face Painting – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper)

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper)

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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New Deal Festival Hayride

New Deal Festival Hayride

New Deal Festival Hayride

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Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

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FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

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David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

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Center Hall banner

Center Hall banner

Center Hall banner

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Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

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P.U.R.R. kitten

P.U.R.R. kitten

P.U.R.R. kitten

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Horse-drawn wagon tours

Horse-drawn wagon tours

Horse-drawn wagon tours

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Volunteer Button

Volunteer Button

Volunteer Button

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Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

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Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

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Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

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Hay ride

Hay ride

Hay ride

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Hay ride

Hay ride

Hay ride

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Fiber guild

Fiber guild

Fiber guild

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Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

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