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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Visit to Scott’s Run Museum

Arthurdale Heritage staff and volunteers made a trip to the Scott’s Run Museum yesterday. We met with museum volunteers and community members to hear their stories and create a bond between our organizations. Scott’s Run and Arthurdale are inextricably linked – many Arthurdale families have roots in Scott’s Run. It was her visits with families in Scott’s Run that inspired Eleanor Roosevelt to create a homestead community.

Thank you to the Scott’s Run Museum volunteers for welcoming us to your community space! The Museum is open on Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM or by appointment.

The Museum’s website is here:

We also visited The Shack, a long-standing community center, and the Settlement House mission.

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!

Preston County History: Fairfax Manor

In collaboration with Preston County History Day activities, the Fairfax Manor is open this Sunday, August 20,  from 2 – 5 pm. The historic home is still a family home and the current owner, Caroline Richmond, will open the historic home for FREE tours on these days.

Built in 1818 during the inception of Preston County, many of the original fittings of the original home are preserved – 9 over 6 and 6 over 6 windows, carved fireplace mantels with center medallions, center hall layout, numerous “old house” features, and great views of the county.

The home has an interesting Arthurdale connection — long before the time of Richard Arthur and Eleanor Roosevelt, the area that became Arthurdale was a plantation owned by Col. John Fairfax family.  Fairfax had served in the Revolutionary War with George Washington and had been an overseer at Mt. Vernon before coming to this area.  Although his stone Georgian stone 2-story home and Kingwood plantation were over 10 miles away, he and his wife are buried in Arthurdale.

Don’t miss the chance to see a unique piece of local history!

The street address is 1358 N. Preston Hwy. (Rt. 26 North of Kingwood, on the right, shortly after Eckert Heating)

2017 New Deal Festival Book available

Each year we publish a festival book where businesses who are AHI supporters buy an ad. Families connected to Arthurdale often remember their relatives and friends in the book. It is full of pictures and stories about early Arthurdalians and those who came after plus Eleanor Roosevelt stories.

This is the cover and a sample page from the 2017 edition. As long as supplies last, we can mail you a copy postpaid for only $5. (If you bought an ad, we mail you a copy for free.) It is also available during business hours in the office. Continue Reading

Homestead birdhouse raffle

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a homestead birdhouse! Handmade by the talented Terry Wright to look like E-15 and the Arthurdale Wagner homesteads, this birdhouse is a great keepsake for any Arthurdale lover. Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10! More houses will be for sale in the Craft Shop. The drawing will be held Monday July 31. Continue Reading

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