OUR MUSEUM

See the collection and buildings at the New Deal Homestead Museum

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OUR EVENTS

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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

Take Out Creamed Chicken and Biscuits Lunch

Support Arthurdale Heritage while enjoying a delicious homemade meal, Sunday April 18th. The meal includes creamed chicken over biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a dessert. It can be picked up anytime from 11am-1:30pm. Adult tickets are $10, and children are $5. This dinner is a take-out only dinner. 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 read more

Spring Reading Challenge

The Arthurdale Heritage is hosting a community spring reading challenge from April 1st to April 30th. During this month we are challenging adults and kids to read everyday! We want kids to aim to read or be read to for 20 minutes each day, and for adult participants to read or listen to an audiobook for 30 minutes each day. Prizes will be awarded to child participants who read a total of 10 hours or more during the month and read more

Upcoming Events

  1. Creamed Chicken & Biscuits Takeout Lunch
    April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Mother’s Day Ham Dinner
    May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Spring Fling Craft Show & Festival
    May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm