The Homestead Project of Arthurdale
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
Arthurdale Heritage staff and volunteers made a trip to the Scott’s Run Museum yesterday. We met with museum volunteers and community members to hear their stories and create a bond between our organizations. Scott’s Run and Arthurdale are inextricably linked – many Arthurdale families have roots in Scott’s Run. It was her visits with families in Scott’s Run that inspired Eleanor Roosevelt to create a homestead community. Thank you to the Scott’s Run Museum volunteers for welcoming us to your … read more
Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10-4 for a day of beautiful, handmade crafts and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping too. What’s better than original artwork, jewelry, glass, pottery or fabric artwork as a gift for the holidays? Master Weaver and Americorps volunteer, Jane Gilchrist, will help you weave your very own rug! Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to JoAnn Dadisman tell WV ghost stories on the porch of our museum house. Afterwards, take … read more
In collaboration with Preston County History Day activities, the Fairfax Manor is open this Sunday, August 20, from 2 – 5 pm. The historic home is still a family home and the current owner, Caroline Richmond, will open the historic home for FREE tours on these days. Built in 1818 during the inception of Preston County, many of the original fittings of the original home are preserved – 9 over 6 and 6 over 6 windows, carved fireplace mantels with center … read more