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The Homestead Project of Arthurdale

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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

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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

Goat Gallop 5k 2018 Results

Congratulations to this years participants in the second annual Goat Gallop 5k for hoofin’ it through Arthurdale with us today! A big thank you to the volunteers who made the day possible. The results of the race are available now at the Goat Gallop website and are posted below. We’ll see you next year! 2018 Results Overall Results Women 1 Martin, Allie W13 Runner 20:40.47 2 Stark, Chloe Ann W14 Runner 21:46.06 3 Mihoces, Kacey W24 Runner 21:53.75 Overall Results … read more

Celebrating Preston County Bicentennial, AHI Museum hours June 16 from 9 – 12

On Saturday June 16th, the AHI museum will be open free of charge to celebrate the Preston County Bicentennial and welcome the Goat Gallop 5k. Please note the modified Saturday hours of 9 – 12.

Call for Quilts! New Deal Festival 2018

Please join Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. and the Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale for the New Deal Festival Quilt Show – Wrapped in His Love July 14, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale Quilts will be accepted from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, July 13th at the Church. All bed sized quilts will be displayed and identified by Quilter, Designer, Long-Arm Quilter as applicable, and approximate year of creation. Quilts will need to be … read more

Upcoming Events

  1. New Deal Festival
    July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm