OUR MUSEUM

See the collection and buildings at the New Deal Homestead Museum

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OUR EVENTS

We hold events and classes throughout the year

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OUR SHOP

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The Homestead Project of Arthurdale

Eleanor
Welcome 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. Read more about Arthurdale's history.

Arthurdale's Family Legacy

For those of us who have shared in life and career opportunities resulting from the Arthurdale experience, we need to serve as an example to others by providing for ongoing funding that will continue the legacy of Arthurdale for future generations.

Truly, all of us – the original homestead families and their descendants, Arthurdale residents, and friends of Arthurdale, including businesses – can make this happen. Families are encouraged to join together to provide this special support as a group... learn more about starting a Family Legacy

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Every donation helps us preserve the history and legacy of Arthurdale. Help us reach our goals with your donation today!

Salaries & Maintenance Fund

Salaries & Maintenance
40%

Endowment Fund
Endowment Fund
60%

Latest News

Half a hog benefit auction

Support Arthurdale Heritage and stock your freezer at the same time!  Up for your consideration is one half of a prime, locally raised, “Buckwheat Festival” hog ; generously donated to Arthurdale Heritage by Stone Paving.    This fundraising auction starts Sunday, Oct. 18 at noon and ends Oct. 28 precisely at noon. Big early and Bid often! To place your bid, click here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/half-a-hog–15687 Questions: ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or call 304 864 3959

November Homemade Lasagna take out dinner

Please join Arthurdale Heritage for a homemade lasagna meal on November 8th! Each meal includes lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and dessert for just $10. Pre-order required: https://arthurdaleheritage.org/shop/uncategorized/takeout-lasagna-meal/ Volunteers will be wearing masks, gloves, and taking all the necessary steps to remain clean and safe. As you arrive to Arthurdale to pick-up your meal, volunteers will bring it out to your car for you! If you have questions, please email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or call (304) 864-3959. 

October Steak Hoagie Takeout Dinner

Come and celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday with Arthurdale Heritage at our Steak Hoagie Fundraiser Dinner! Meal includes steak hoagie, French fries, cake, ice cream and a drink for only $10. Volunteers will be wearing masks, gloves, and taking all the necessary steps to remain clean and safe. As you arrive to Arthurdale to pick-up your meal, volunteers will bring it out to your car for you! Preorders required. Make sure to reserve your meal ahead of time by purchasing tickets read more

Upcoming Events

  1. Half hog benefit auction
    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Homemade lasagna take out dinner
    November 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm