The Homestead Project of Arthurdale
The Smithsonian exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling exhibit that examines past, present, and future in rural communities. Arthurdale is one of seven sites in West Virginia chosen to host Crossroads, and it will be on display here from December 13, 2021 - January 21, 2022.
The exhibit is open Monday-Friday 10-3 and Saturday 9-5.
We will be having our Holiday Open House in the Craft Shop on Saturday, December 4 from 9-5! Come check out all our locally made items and shop small this holiday season! Featured West Virginia artisan Maureen Donnelly of Wood Mountain Dreams will also be demonstrating how she makes some of her items from 10-4.
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. will be closed Monday, November 22 to Friday, November 26. During this time, we will not only give thanks but will be preparing for the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” that is coming to Arthurdale on December 13th. PS: We will reopen on Saturday, November 27th. Come visit us and shop local on Small Business Saturday from 10-3!
Terry Day’s father, Robert, “Bob,” Day, called Arthurdale “Utopia.” For Terry Day, a homesteader descendent on both sides of his family, growing up in Arthurdale was a treasure that he did not fully appreciate until years later. Both sets of Terry’s grandparents, the Rebers and the Days, were original homesteaders who came to Arthurdale in the 1930’s. I spoke with Terry via Zoom to find out what it was like growing up in “Eleanor’s Little Village.” More than read more