Kroger Rewards Help Arthurdale

Want an easy way to support Arthurdale? Consider signing up for Kroger Rewards! If you already have a Kroger card, simply sign in to your digital account and select Arthurdale Heritage (HA732) from the list of local organizations. Once you’re enrolled, AHI is rewarded EVERY time you use your loyalty card when you shop. This support comes at absolutely NO extra cost to you; all you have to do is shop as normal!
DON’T FORGET! Once enrolled, you need to re-enroll and re-select Arthurdale every year. It can be an annoying process but overall, this is incredibly helpful to AHI. Make sure to double check you’re still enrolled!


House Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

The votes have been counted and Arthurdale Heritage is happy to announce the three winners of our community house decorating contest! The effort and thought put into the decorations were clear, and the contest attracted visitors from out of town and truly made our community proud! We had three categories to win in, with prizes being $20 Visa gift cards donated by Mary West and handcrafted wooden ornaments and plaques made by Terry Day.

Best Traditional Display: 603 CR Road, The Ervins

 

Best Light Display: 711 Q Rd, The Mays (with a Disney display!)

 

Most Creative: 66 Oak View Lane, The Zinns

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and we wish everyone the best for next year’s competition! Happy Holidays from AHI!


Giving Tuesday at AHI

Great news! Starting precisely at 8 AM EST tomorrow Facebook and PayPal will match donations up to $7 million world wide!
 
Thanks to YOU, we have made incredible strides on our historic preservation efforts this year, specifically on our beloved Center Hall.
 
In 2020, however, we need $93,000 to complete critical repairs to its porch beams and roof, the back of the Craft Shop, and to the deteriorating roof on our museum building.
 
Please help us continue to preserve America’s first New Deal community; Eleanor Roosevelt’s “little village”! You must donate through Facebook for the donation to be matched: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1318717864978301/
 
Whether it’s $5 or $500, every tax-deductible dollar you give will help! Please be ready to donate at precisely 8 am so that your donation will be matched! We NEED and APPRECIATE YOU!
Thank you for your support!

Back of Craft Shop 

The rotted wooden siding on the back of the Visitors Center/Craft Shop. This part of Center Hall operated as a craft shop in the 30s and still does today!

 

 

Cedar Shake Roof

The rotting roof on our museum building. This building was the administration building while Arthurdale was a federal project, from November of 1933-1947. It is now our beloved museum.


AHI Closed for Thanksgiving

Arthurdale’s Craft Shop and Visitor Center will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving, November 25-29. The Craft Shop will be open November 30th 11-3pm, starting our Saturday Holiday Hours. Additional Holiday Hours are:

  • Saturday, December 7th 11-3pm
  • Saturday, December 14th 11-3pm
  • Saturday, December 21st 11-3pm

Happy Holidays and have a great Thanksgiving!


National Register of Historic Places Resurvey

Arthurdale Heritage is in the process of updating the National Register of Historic Places nomination, which was completed in 1989. The boundaries of the historic district will not be changing, but in order to have the most accurate and up-to-date information needed for the state, we will be doing a resurvey of the district.

A survey includes gathering information about the properties within the district, included but not limited to siding material, date of construction, and photos of the structures. This is particularly important for the original homestead houses, but this information will need to be gathered from ALL properties within the historic district.

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the process and answer any questions the community has. If you are unable to make it to the meeting but would like to speed up the process, there is a simple google form that you can fill out at https://forms.gle/1SS1qZNJ8FK62BWK7 that will provide AHI with the necessary information to update the register.

Want to get more involved in a very important historic research project? There is plenty of need for volunteer help to complete the nomination. Please contact us at lauren@arthurdaleheritage.org if you are interested in volunteering!


Community Christmas Contest

Let Arthurdale Heritage help get you in the Christmas spirit this holiday season! 

Join us on Sunday, December 15th for a festive evening of Christmas decorations, a fun contest, open museum exhibits, hot chocolate and cookies, and performances by the Preston High madrigal choir!
 
Families and homeowners in the community are encouraged to partake in Arthurdale’s Christmas Decoration Contest. Voters will drive around, awe at the wonderful decorations, and vote for three categories: Best Traditional Christmas, Most Creative, and Best Light Display. Top winners of each categories will receive a $20 Visa gift card and an award/ornament made by Terry Day!
 
Want to register your house? The deadline is Friday December 13 at noon. Registration is FREE! You can add your house to the online form at your convenience, drop by the office, or give us a call.
5-6:30 Drive around & judge houses
6:30-7:30 Madrigal choir and refreshments

Christmas House List and Form

 


Veteran Memorial Plaques Made by Homesteader Descendant Terry Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, homesteader descendant Terry Day has graciously handcrafted these memorial plaques of veterans buried in the Arthurdale Cemetery.  These beautiful pieces commemorate those who fought for our freedom. Local residents Jennifer Bonnette Funk and Lorraine Weaver volunteered their time to take the photos for Terry to work from, and we are so thankful for their efforts!

Posted below are the names of the plaques already made. Only one was made for each individual, but more can be requested as Terry has generously offered to make any additional or specialized plaques. Those additional or specialized plaques can be purchased from the Craft Shop at a suggested donation of $20, which includes all shipping costs. Local family members can pick up their relative’s plaque from the Arthurdale Craft Shop. Hours are Mon-Friday 10-4. Open Saturday’s between Nov. 30-Dec.20 from 11-3. If you do not live locally, please email us and we can arrange shipping if you’d like. The dimensions of the plaque are about 3×2 inches.

NOTE: AHI will be closed  Nov. 25-29.

 

  • AULT, FRANCIS LEWIS
  • ANDERSON, BERNARD
  • BARGER, WILLIAM
  • BELMAGGIO, JOSEPH
  • BELTZ, CHARLES
  • BOGGS, HERSHEL
  • BONNETT, CLIFFORD
  • BONNETT, LEO
  • BONNETT, ROBERT
  • BORN, REX
  • BUCKLEW, LESLIE
  • CAMPBELL, HENRY
  • COGAR, BURTON
  • DALTON, RICHARD
  • DAVIS, JAMES
  • DAVIS, PAUL
  • DAVIS, RAY
  • DEBASTANI, MARIO
  • DEVINCENT, ALFRED
  • DIXON, RICHARD
  • ESTEP, ROBERT
  • FITCHETT, CHARLES
  • FORMAN, HAROLD
  • HARDY, JAMES
  • HARTSELL, JAMES
  • HARTSELL, ROBERT LEE
  • HEIS, JOHN
  • HELSEY, CHARLES
  • HOLIPSKI, KASMIR
  • HOLMAN, DONALD
  • JOHNSON, CHARLES
  • KNIGHT, WILLIAM
  • KRETOSKI, JOSEPH
  • KYLE, LOY
  • LAMBERT, WILLARD
  • MARTIN, DALE
  • MAXWELL, CREED
  • MAYFIELD, ALBERT
  • MAYNE, MELVIN
  • MAYOR, GEORGE
  • MC NEAR, ICHARD
  • MCGINNIS, LLOYD
  • MCLAUGHLIN, JOSEPH
  • MCLAUGHLIN, JOSEPH JR
  • MCNAIR, HARRY
  • MCNAUGHTON, CHARLES
  • MCNELIS, WILLIAM
  • MENEAR, WALTER
  • MENEAR, CHARLES
  • MYERS, LEROY
  • MYERS, RICHARD
  • NICHOLSON, ALLEN
  • ORD, CHARLES
  • ORD, JAMES
  • PERKINS, JOHN
  • RADABAUGH, EDGAR
  • RILEY, ALSTON
  • RILEY, RICHARD
  • ROSCOE, JOSEPH
  • SATTERFIELD, CLARENCE
  • SAZENSKI, EDWARD
  • SHAFFER, MILLARD
  • SHAW, LORAL
  • SHROUT, HARVEY
  • STEVENS, LEROY
  • SYPOLT, GEORGE
  • TENNANT, ROBERT
  • TRESS, BRUNO
  • TRESS, ERNEST
  • TRIPPET, CARL
  • TURNLEY, CARRA
  • TURNLEY, RICHARD
  • VANAMAN, ROBERT
  • WARNICK, OLIVER
  • WATKINS, GARY
  • WEAVER, JESSE
  • WHITTAKER, FRED
  • WILES, HARRY

Craft Show and Fall Festival October 26th

It’s that time of year again! Arthurdale Heritage’s annual Craft Show and Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 26th from 10-4 pm. Beautiful, handmade items from WV artisans will be for sale in our historic Center Hall and outside on the lawn. After shopping, take the kids on a hay ride or to get their face painted. They can also visit our homestead goats, and we will be telling spooky West Virginia ghost stories for older children.

In addition, Arthurdale resident and author Ann Pancake will be autographing copies of her novels from 10-12pm. A professor of creative writing at West Virginia University, her works focus on Appalachian stories. Come meet her and check them out!

Hungry? Delicious, homemade food will be available including Roger’s famous sloppy joe’s, Jeanie’s homemade potato soup, Dyanna’s cheesy broccoli soup, desserts and much more.

Haven’t had a chance to tour our museum yet? Our New Deal Homestead Museum and Homestead House will be open and available for you to tour! In our Forge we will also have the Appalachian Blacksmiths giving demonstrations.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, GREAT FUN!

       

 

 


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 encouraged to dress up, use their imagination, and enjoy a nice afternoon at AHI.

Admission is $15 per child and all proceeds go towards our Center Hall restoration efforts.
handmade gift bags,

handmade charms,

wand making activity,

crown making activity,

scavenger hunts,

& MORE!


2019 New Deal Festival is July 13th!

Join us as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Arthurdale; Eleanor Roosevelt’s little village, at the 2019 New Deal Festival ! Your admission includes access to all museum buildings and exhibits, live music performances, the Antique Car, Truck, and Tractor show, artisan demonstrations, Craft Market, horse drawn carriage rides, hay rides, children’s petting zoo, children’s activities and more! Discounted tickets to the 2019 New Deal Festival are available now through July 11th!

Save $$$ by getting your tickets in advance via this link: Advance, Discount tickets

New Deal Festival Parking is FREE! 


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Museum Hours

Nov 1-Apr 30: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 1-Oct 31: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Craft shop hours: Mon-Friday  10 am-4 pm; Saturday 11-3; Sunday 1-5