OUR MUSEUM

See the collection and buildings at the New Deal Homestead Museum

Visit our museum

OUR EVENTS

We hold events and classes throughout the year

See the calendar

OUR SHOP

Support AHI by shopping with us

See our Online Shop

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

Spring Fling Craft Show!

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the outdoor Spring Fling Craft Show featuring WV artisans and their HANDMADE goods. Visit historic Arthurdale on Saturday, May 15th to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. Free admission and free parking. Delicious homemade food available. Featured below is a sneak peak of some of the goods that will available at the craft show! We’re excited to see you there!

Baby Goat Yoga Update

Baby Goat Yoga on Saturday May 8th will be held inside the historic Center Hall due to inclement weather! For any questions call us at 304-864-3959 or email us americorps@arthurdaleheritage.org

Meals still available! Mother’s Day Takeout Ham Dinner

We are excited to serve a ham dinner for Mother’s Day, May 9th! Each meal will include ham, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, roll, coleslaw and dessert. Meals are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and younger. Order online at https://arthurdaleheritage.org/…/mothers-day-takeout…/ or call 304-864-3959.