Events

Shop for Holiday Gifts

shoppersCelebrate the Season and find great gift items for your friends, family and home at the Craft Shop. It features regional artisan-made items just like it did in the 1930s and ’40s.

The Craft Shop will be open for special holiday weekend hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 27 and 28, December 5 and 6, December 12 and 13, and December 19 and 20.

Arthurdale Christmas cards and pottery, treenware, hand-painted saws and slates, knitted items, West Virginia glass, Marion Eiermann art, Mary Walker candies, notecards, retro aprons, antique jewelry, goat milk soap and so many more unique things are available.

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday at the party for her on October 11. It will be the 130th anniversary of the birth of a very special First Lady and humanitarian who cared deeply about what was happening at Arthurdale from the 1930s on. Join us in celebrating her memory and accomplishments in the Center Hall. Elmer Rich, a well-known regional fiddler, will play for everyone just as he did for Mrs. Roosevelt when he was a teenager. Great food will be a part of the celebration too, of course.

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Celebrating Arthurdale’s 80th Birthday in 2014!

When spring arrives, we’ll have Second Saturday happenings beginning in May to celebrate this historic birthday.

When homesteaders moved in during 1934, all arrived with great excitement. It was a second chance at life in a place like no other where they had lived.

Second Saturday events include:

  • May 10 –Gardening with the Kingwood Master Gardeners
  • June 14 – Dave Conley, Homer Laughlin historian, talking about Fiesta Ware
  • July 12 – New Deal Festival adds a new exhibit on the Hodgson style houses
  • August 9 – Ice Cream Social with stories about going to school in early Arthurdale
  • September 13 – Visit and learn about our new Hodgson house E-2
  • October 11 – Eleanor’s Birthday party with period music

Stay tuned for more details and updates.

We invite you to be a part of this special year. Mark your calendars!