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Quilt documentation comes to Arthurdale

Save the story of your family quilts or other ones that you cherish. 

The WV Quilt Documentation Project is recording the history of quilts made in—or currently residing in—West Virginia.
A documentation day is being held at the Arthurdale Inn (now WV Caring offices) on July 8 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass. During the free event, trained volunteers will examine and photograph quilts plus collect details of the quilt and its maker. Even if the maker is unknown, quilts still have many stories to tell!

It will be in the original Arthurdale Inn (now West Virginia Caring offices) from 10 to 3. Make an appointment with Vicky Graham by calling 304 329-2626 or emailing vlg1959@frontier.com.

Information collected about the quilts will be added to the archives at the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston. Photographs and some information will be uploaded to a national online database—The Quilt Index—that is used by scholars and educators. Personal information about quilt owners is kept confidential.

For more details, visit the Documentation Page on the WV Quilters, Inc. website at wvquilters.org.

Celebrate 2017 Preston County History Day on third Sundays June-October

Celebrate 2017 Preston County History Days on the third Sundays June – October

Learn more about the amazing history in your backyard during Preston County History Days on June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15.

Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building museum complex representing the New Deal subsistence homestead project championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, including a restored homestead, on Rt. 92.  Craft Shop also open.

— 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

— Open all dates

 

Fairfax Manor, Col. John Fairfax’s 1818 Georgian two-story stone house with many original fittings, on Rt. 26 one mile north of Kingwood.

— 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

— Open July 16 and August 20 only

 

James McGrew House in Kingwood, 1841 brick home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia.  Gift shop also open.  Along Rt. 7

— 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

— Open all dates

 

Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, B&O bridges exhibit, Emporium and café, on Rt. 72

— 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

— Open all dates

Preston County History House in Terra Alta with three floors of Preston County history exhibits and photos, including genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street

— 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

— Open all dates

 

Tunnelton Train Depot Museum is a 1913 brick train station constructed for the B&O Railroad.  Nearby are two historic train tunnels, Boswell Street (from Rt. 26, in the center of town, go through the short underpass and the train depot is on your left).

 

— 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

— Open June through September

 

Plus three outdoor Civil War Trail sites in Aurora and Rowlesburg.

 

Thank you Goat Gallop sponsors!

The first annual Arthurdale Goat Gallop is made possible through the support of the local community and businesses. Thank you sponsors for your generosity and contribution!

Official Sponsor

Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission                          Kingwood, WV

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