Free Tickets to Tour the New Deal Homestead Museum

As part of the Smithsonian Museum’s Ninth Annual Museum Day, tours of Arthurdale Heritage’s five-building homestead community museum and special exhibits on Rt. 92 in Preston County will be free on September 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Smithsonian ticket. Tickets are available at and must be presented for free admission. The Craft Shop, staffed by volunteers, features regional handcrafted items and will also be open. Over 1,400 museums will be open for free tours nationwide.

Smithsonian Museum Day Offers Free Admission

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Seventh Annual Museum Day on September 24, tours of Arthurdale Heritage’s homestead community museum along Rt. 92 in Preston County will be free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour includes a restored home, exhibits on the New Deal project, administration building, forge, service station, and community building. Tour tickets are available at and must be presented for the free admission. On Sunday, the museum will be open noon to 4 p.m., and admission will be charged for tours. The volunteer-run Craft Shop will also be open at the same times.

Smithsonian Magazine Booklet advertises Arthurdale

Deb Miller sent this in to share with us:

If you get the Smithsonian magazine, then you probably already saw the “Heritage Culture” booklet that was glued into the May issue of the magazine.  I’ve scanned the cover, the page opposite the one with the Arthurdale information (on West Virginia in general), and the page with the 1/6 ad showing the Arthurdale banner (with the Greater Morgantown’s banner).  I thought everyone would enjoy seeing it.