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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

Cancelled (will be rescheduled in the Spring)Fairy Garden Party Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 at AHI

On Saturday, September 21st from 11am-2pm, AHI will be hosting its first Fairy Garden Party. Bring your kids out to enjoy a magical afternoon filled with fun activities in our Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Garden and in our historic Center Hall! We will have wand and crown making stations, DIY terrariums, scavenger hunts, and other fun crafts and activities. There will be great snacks, drinks, and a nice woodland tapestry to make the perfect backdrop for your little fairies! Kids are … read more

Arthurdale Heritage will be closed on Monday, September 2 in honor of Labor Day

The Arthurdale Heritage Visitor Center and Craft Shop will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. If you’re interested in a tour, visiting, or have any questions, we will still be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday!

Museum Closed in Observation of Independence Day.

We at Arthurdale Heritage will be closed for the 4th and 5th of July in preservation of Independence Day. We will reopen and continue operations on Saturday, July 6th with the help of our great volunteers!

Upcoming Events

  1. Prepare for the Future Orientation Course
    September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Yoga Class with Holly
    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Run for It 5k Race
    September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm