Upcoming Events: Farm Stand, Blacksmith Demo, New Deal Lecture

We only have a couple of weeks left in August, but we wanted to make sure you were up-to-date with what we have planned for next month.  Visit our Calendar of Events for a glimpse of the events we have planned for the fall.  We’re adding to the calendar all the time, too, so check back!

If you don’t see something listed that we have overlooked, let us know.

September 2009

September 5 – Arthurdale Farm Stand – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

September 12

September 15 – New Deal Lecture Series: Rob Whetsell, The Civilian Conservation Corps in West Virginia

September 19 – Arthurdale Farm Stand – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

September 26 – Arthurdale Farm Stand – 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tour Arthurdale

Don’t forget, you can get guided tours of the Arthurdale Museum, Forge, Service Station and E-15 Homestead every Tuesday-Sunday from Noon-3:00 pm. We also have maps available for a self-guided driving tour of Arthurdale.  The maps are available 24 hours a day at the Visitors Center.

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is pleased to announce that blacksmith Roger Greaser will be demonstrating at the Arthurdale Forge the second Saturday of each month from May through October during regular museum hours (noon-4 p.m.).  All are welcome to visit the New Deal Homestead Museum to see this three-generation blacksmith work, ask him questions, and learn about the blacksmith cottage industry present in Arthurdale in the 1930s.

This project is being presented by Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the lecture series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March Blacksmithing Classes

The popular blacksmithing classes sponsored by Arthurdale Heritage are available each Saturday in March, 9 a.m. – noon. Class projects include an iron leaf pendant necklace, heart flower pot holder, triangle chuck wagon bell, hinges, latches or hooks to be made during any of the sessions at Metal Creations on Route 7 west of Kingwood in Preston County. Continue Reading

Blacksmith Workshops – January 2009

Join AHI for weekley beginning blacksmithing workshops in January!  All workshops will take place at the Metal Creations workshop on Route 7 in Kingwood on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Dates available are January 10, 17, 24, and 31.  Choose from a leaf pendant necklace, triangle Chuck Wagon dinner bell, wall mount heart flower pot holder, hinges, latches, key rings, and hooks.  Each project is $50.  All participants must be at least 18 years old and provide cotton clothing, safety glasses, gloves (leather is preferred), and hearing protection (optional).  Please complete the Blacksmith Registration form and return by December 31.  For more information contact AHI at 304.864.3959 or ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org.

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Museum & Craft Shop Hours

Nov 1-Apr 30: Tues-Fri, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 1-Oct 31: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.