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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

Closed due to weather

Due to frigid temperatures, we will be closed Wednesday, Jan, 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31.

Christmas with Santa 2018 Photos

Thanks to the generosity of the Tirekickers car club, Santa came to Arthurdale Heritage again this year and brought every boy and girl a nice gift!  To see all the photos of the evening, please click on this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Jvi_Pek6axFCXJv_7T9F8e5nF998LXSJ?usp=sharing  

Upcoming Events

  1. Watercolor Class
    February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Salt Rising and Sourdough Bread Class
    February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Genealogy Workshop
    March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm