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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: newdealfestival.org . 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 newdealfestival.org for more information.

SATURDAY, JULY 8

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

Noon

1:30 pm

3 pm

3:30 pm

  • Last horse drawn wagon ride begins

5:00 pm

  • Festival Concludes

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.

 

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 ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org 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