Invitation: 1930s Living History Reenactors

Arthurdale Heritage and the New Deal Festival planning committee would like to invite living history hobbyists and reenactors to dress up in their 1930s “Sunday best” and come out to the New Deal Festival in Arthurdale, WV on July 10, 2010.

We’re looking for any New Deal era impression you might be interested in portraying.  Arthurdale was the first New Deal Homestead community in the nation and home to farmers, craftspeople, builders, factory workers, miners and more.  As a federal project, there were also federal employees, teachers, and planners. It was also visited often by politicians and reporters because of its connection to the New Deal legislation.  Not to be forgotten are the families – mothers, fathers, children, grandparents and grandchildren.  This is a unique opportunity for a peacetime impression from a unique period of our history!

We hope that you can come to Arthurdale, July 10 and help us celebrate the New Deal.  If you are interested or have questions, please let us know!

Upcoming Events: October-December 2009

October 2009

October 31 – Halloween Treats at Center Hall beginning at 5:30

November 2009

November 2 to April 30 — Museum Winter Hours begin.  Tuesday through Friday — 12 Noon to 4 p.m.  Closed Saturday, Sunday and Mondays.

November 8  – Annual Veterans Day Breakfast from 10 am until 2 pm.    Buffet includes:  French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage,  gravy, biscuits, toast, fruit,  coffee or tea. Veterans $5 , Adults $7,  Children under 10, $4

December 2009

December 18 – Christmas with Santa begins 7 pm

Soup and salad dinner Thank You!

UPDATE 10/19/2009: THANK YOU everyone who attended, volunteered and donated food.

Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers without whose hard work we could not have had such a lovely time: Elma, Timothy, and Thomas Dillsworth, Robby Sigley, Darlene Bolyard, Marilee Hall, Adrianna Samudio, Rick and Mary Jane Simms, Beth Stone, Carol Barnes, Whitney Garner, Randy and Lorraine Weaver, and Joe Wolfe.

Also – just so you know the following people make wonderful soup and desserts: Carol Barnes (2 Potato Soups, Butternut Squash Soup and lemon cake), Sarah Bolyard (vegetable beef soup), Darlene Bolyard (Cheddar & Bacon Potato Soup and 2 pies), Craig Roscoe & Family (Chili and cookies), Shirley Holipski (Chili), Marilee Hall (Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Potato Soup, fudge candy and yummy chocolatey cupcakes), Steve Marra (chocolate cake).  I know I am forgetting someone, so please, remind me who else to add.

Thank you also to the New Day Bakery for donating a generous assortment of their delicious bread and the Reedsville Shop ‘N’ Save for donating food and supplies.  Please help us thank them by supporting these valuable local small businesses.


Fall is the perfect time to warm your stomach with homemade soup.  So join us for an early afternoon of family, friends and good food!

Choice of soups include vegetable, potato and chili!

Location:  Arthurdale Center Hall

Time:  4 pm until soup is gone.

Cost:  $7/adults; $4/children ages 6-12; Children under 5 are FREE

Menu:  unlimited soup plus  salad, bread, dessert and beverage

Hot dogs will be available for an additional 50¢ each.