Join us for the 2nd Annual Roosevelt Run on August 8, 2015!

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Calling all runners and walkers! The Roosevelt Run is back and we hope you will be too!

Roosevelt Run - 5k Run/Walk: Run or walk a measured, timed course through Arthurdale’s beautiful historic district that is still dotted with original homestead houses. Make sure to wear your best 1930’s garb like aprons, hats, and ties to fit with the antique cars parked in the driveways! Also, you’ll want to be dressed appropriately to meet Eleanor Roosevelt and wander the living history museums after the race.

Fala’s Flee – 1 mile Kid’s Run: For those 10 years of age and younger, this 1 mile, untimed course will start shortly after the 5k. Everyone is a winner! Participants must be 10 years of age and under.

Pre-registration - by 7/19/2015: $20 (includes race t-shirt!)
Registration – after 7/19: $25
Fala’s Flee: $3

For more information and the answers to all of your questions, check out the official race website.

Ice Cream Social: Join us for an afternoon of Family Fun, August 27!

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Bring the kids and join in the fun at the annual Arthurdale Ice Cream Social and Community Fun Day, Saturday, Aug. 27. from 4-7 p.m.

Some of the highlights of the event*:

  • Community “anything on wheels” parade where participants decorate anything on wheels and join in the procession from M Road to the Center Hall. Register here: Anything on Wheels Parade
  • Great food and ice cream (of course!)
  • Pie contest! Participants can enter their homemade pie in the contest and we’ll serve up samples for judges to vote on. (email to enter your pie!)
  • Contests such as ice cream eating contest, bubble gum blowing contest, cake walk.
  • Games like horseshoes, musical chairs,  dime toss, bean bag toss, fish pond, etc.

*Note that the details of the activities may change.

Celebrate Preston County History Day, August 21

Explore the history at your back door. Preston County History Day will be celebrated on Sunday, August 21 at numerous historical sites around the county. The variety of historic interests provides an educational family outing in scenic surroundings.

In addition to Arthurdale Heritage’s five-building museum (including a restored homestead) representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project (open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, noon – 4:00 p.m. on Sundays all summer), other sites open for tours on Preston County History Day are located in Kingwood, Rowlesburg, Terra Alta and Tunnelton. Find these sites on a Preston County map (.pdf).

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Our craft shop, guided tour, and Smithsonian Crossroads Exhibit hours are:

Monday-Friday 10-3

Saturday 9-5

The Smithsonian Crossroads Exhibit will be here from December 13, 2021 - January 21, 2021.

QUESTIONS? Phone:  304 864 3959    Email:

Masks are required for guided tours