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The Homestead Project of Arthurdale

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!

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Latest News

Bring along your luck! Annual Raffle & Elimination Dinner

Enjoy a night with your friends and win big! $35 for dinner and a chance to win 1 of 13 cash prizes totaling over $2100, plus 12 hidden prizes on the board. Auctions, 50/50s, and other games of chance will help increase your odds. You have a 1 in 10 shot of winning! Winner does NOT need to be present to win!

Baby Goat Yoga coming to AHI

Goat yoga is coming to Arthurdale! Join instructor Holly Groves and baby goats for a yoga class to remember. Classes are limited to 25 so reserve early. Two class times available on March 4 at either 3-4 pm or 5-6 pm. $45 / $40 for AHI members. Prepayment required. REGISTRATION Payment is required to confirm reservation. Payment will be accepted via PayPal (ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org), by check to AHI, P O Box 850, Arthurdale, WV 26520, or stopping by the office. For more … read more

Arthurdale’s Angel T-shirts

Order yours today! Eleanor Roosevelt Arthurdale’s Angel t-shirts. 100% cotton Gildan shirts.   Sizes S-XXXL; $17.95-$19.95

Upcoming Events

  1. Have you met Clio?
    February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Mug Ruggin’ It Weaving Class
    March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Mug Ruggin’ It Weaving Class
    March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm