Last baby goat yoga class this season!

We are glad to announce another chance for goat yoga!

An additional date for goat yoga has been scheduled for Sunday, March 18 from 3-4 pm with instructor Holly Groves. Don’t miss a chance to do yoga with this year’s baby goats–they’re yoga masters! This will be the last session of goat yoga this year. Our kids are growing up so fast!

Class size is limited to 25–reserve your space today!

$45 / $40 for AHI members. Prepayment required. RSVP by contacting the office.

See more at the Facebook event!


Baby Goat Yoga coming to AHI

One of our baby goats practicing with mom!

UPDATE! Last chance this season! 

An additional date for goat yoga has been scheduled for Sunday, March 18 from 3-4 pm. Don’t miss a chance to do yoga with this year’s baby goats! This will be the last session of goat yoga this year. Our kids are growing up so fast!

$45 / $40 for AHI members. Prepayment required.

See more at the Facebook event!

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Oct 15 is Preston County History Day

Preston County History Day allows everyone, young and old, to appreciate the contributions of earlier Prestonians. Open for tours on Sunday, October 15 will be Arthurdale Heritage from 1:00 – 5:00; in Kingwood, the James McGrew House from 1:00 – 3:00 and the Preston Academy, 2:00 – 5:00; Szilagyi Center museums in Rowlesburg, 1:00 – 4:00; and three outdoor Civil War Trail sites in Aurora and Rowlesburg. Some sites charge admission. Parking is free.

Craft Show and Fall Festival

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 a hay ride around historic Arthurdale or enjoy some delicious homemade soups, pastries or one of Roger’s famous sloppy joes!

Members from the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association will be demonstrating in our historic Forge and making items to sell.

Other activities include face painting, old time children’s games and of course, our homestead goats, donkey, & chickens will be here!  We hope you can join us!

New Deal Festival 2017

The New Deal Festival is just around the corner! Join us in celebrating the New Deal, those who came before, and the history of Arthurdale. Find out more on the festival at the event website: . Gates open at 10 am and the day will be filled with four live music groups, craft show, antique car and tractor show, hay and wagon rides, kid’s activities, farm petting zoo, and much more! New this year is a feedsack installation in the E-15 homestead, more farm animals and kid’s activities, and historic selfies with vintage dress ups.

See a full schedule of events below and visit for more information.


Roads close at 8 am

10 am

  • Flag ceremony
  • Gates open
  • Outdoor Craft Market opens
  • AHI Craft Shop in Center Hall complex open
  • Arthurdale Co-Op Store in Esso station open
  • Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show registration begins
  • Museum Buildings & Exhibit open

10:30 am

  • MUSIC: 18 Strings
  • FOOD: Center Hall and Lawn Food Lines open
  • Kids Activities & Farm Zoo opens

11 am

11:30 am

  • Welcome from Eleanor Roosevelt


1:30 pm

3 pm

3:30 pm

  • Last horse drawn wagon ride begins

5:00 pm

  • Festival Concludes

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

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

Community Yard Sale: TAKE 2

The summer Arthurdale Community Yard Sale is Saturday June 3! 

With the spotty weather of spring behind us, we’re excited to announce a summer Community Yard Sale! Drive around historic Arthurdale and stop at the many houses that will be selling all sorts of treasures. Free maps with a list of sellers will be available outside the Visitors Center on Saturday morning as well as food to supply your cruising around town.

Want to add your house to our map? The deadline is Friday May 26 at noon. Registration is FREE! Call the office or email with any questions. Add your listing to the online form at your convenience (click here or the link below), drop by the office, or give us a call.

Community Yard Sale 2017 List and Form 

Kick the winter blues with local crafters!

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring local artisans and their handmade goods. Visit historic Arthurdale’s Center Hall on Saturday March 25 to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. From ceramics, sewing, and baskets to ironwork, knives, and leatherwork, everything is local and handmade.

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Deck the Halls 2016 plus Craft Show

Two ways you can help:


Donate holiday items like vintage ornaments, handmade wreaths, or an unusual holiday item which we raffle. Local pickup is possible, or drop it off at the office.

Cash donations always help!

Visit our Donation page or give us a call at the office (304-864-3959).

9 am-3 pm

Support AHI and local crafters while getting a jump start on holiday shopping! Visit the Arts and Crafts show in Center Hall, AHI’s Craft Shop, and the Deck the Halls sale inside our historic buildings. Continue Reading