AHI featured on WBOY’s Roaming West Virginia

Last Saturday morning, a man stumbled upon Arthurdale Heritage. He said he had just spent the day driving around Preston County, looking for unique things to feature on Roaming West Virginia. He was pleasantly surprised to discover Arthurdale! Check out the article and video here!

“You can certainly make a day out of it, or a whole weekend out of it. This is just a small portion of what this part of West Virginia has to offer. “


Rep. McKinley visits Arthurdale!

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. was honored to host Rep. McKinley, his wife Mary, and 14 staff members to celebrate our 18 county area being designated as the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area (AFNHA).

Years of hard work and dogged determination by Rep. McKinley and members of AFNHA paid off and will bring a vast array of new opportunities to the area. This is a huge plus for regional tourism!

To see the video of Rep. McKinley’s visit: https://www.facebook.com/RepMcKinley/videos/440556530022926/


Thank you Rep. McKinley and AFHA for your years of perseverance to get our 18 county area designated as a National Heritage Area. This is a HUGE win for tourism. 


Eleanor Roosevelt’s 129th Birthday Party

Celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s 129th birthday at Arthurdale Heritage’s party for her on Oct. 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Reedsville Fire Hall.

Lots to eat, including birthday cake, an Arthurdale trivia contest, 1930s era music, a silent auction for antique glassware and other pieces, and a drawing for a handmade quilt will make the event memorable and fun.

$10 tickets are available online or at the office; at the door, admission is $12.

Eleanor dancing

All proceeds benefit the historic preservation project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

 


Top 20: Reason #5

We’re in the homestretch of our countdown of the top 20 reasons for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival.

Arthurdale Inn

Arthurdale Inn

5. Tour Eleanor Roosevelt’s private rooms in the Arthurdale Inn (now Hospice).

6. Reunite with old friends

7. See original electoral college ballots from the 1936 presidential election in the Fratkin Collection

8. Find out how to turn zippers into roses at the crafts market

9. Enjoy live music from four local bands

10. Climb aboard a horse drawn wagon and tour historic Arthurdale

11. Get up close to hawks, eagles, and owls from the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center

12. Visit a WWII military camp complete with original Jeeps

13. Make a button buzzer in the kid’s area

14. Look under the hood of a your favorite car

15. Enjoy Arthurdale’s famous barbecue chicken dinners

16. Watch blacksmiths turn raw metal into a thing of beauty in the Forge

17. Listen to WV stories about Eleanor Roosevelt in the Esso Station collected by the Traveling 219 Project

18. Talk with children of original homesteaders and learn what pranks they liked to play on their neighbors growing up

19. Meet Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

20. Pet Eleanor the goat and meet her baby Anna


NDF 2010 Photos

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

Many many thanks to Maria Af Rolén for taking these wonderful photos of the New Deal Festival. Maria is a professional photographer based in Morgantown, WV. She volunteered her services for the NDF and got some beautiful shots!

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

FDR and Eleanor

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

FDR (Bill Donogan) at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Stained Glass by David Houser

Stained Glass by David Houser

Stained Glass by David Houser – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Kid's Area at E-15 Homestead

Kid’s Area at E-15 Homestead

Kid’s Area at E-15 Homestead – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival

Dan Baker Trio at the 2010 New Deal Festival – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left)

Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left)

Elsie Clapp (Linda Donogan) (right) and friend (left) – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Face Painting

Face Painting

Face Painting – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper)

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper)

Eleanor Roosevelt (Patty Cooper) – Taken by Maria af Rolen – All rights reserved

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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New Deal Festival Hayride

New Deal Festival Hayride

New Deal Festival Hayride

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

Verena Mullins of Charleston, WV in period dress

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FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

FDR (Bill Donogan) and Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes)

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

David Houser demonstrates stained glass making

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Center Hall banner

Center Hall banner

Center Hall banner

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Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

Josephus Daniels (Jim Barnes) assists FDR (Bill Donogan)

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P.U.R.R. kitten

P.U.R.R. kitten

P.U.R.R. kitten

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Horse-drawn wagon tours

Horse-drawn wagon tours

Horse-drawn wagon tours

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Volunteer Button

Volunteer Button

Volunteer Button

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Arts and Crafts vendors

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Hay ride

Hay ride

Hay ride

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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Hay ride

Hay ride

Hay ride

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Fiber guild

Fiber guild

Fiber guild

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Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

Horse-Drawn Wagon tours

Taken by Maria af Rolen
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2009 New Deal Festival Schedule of Events

2009 New Deal Festival

FRIDAY, JULY 10

1:00  Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt  (this event is full)

5:00 p.m. – Arthurdale High School Reunion & 75th Anniversary Dinner ($18 reservations only),

New Deal Festival Map

New Deal Festival Map. (Click to zoom in)

8:00 p.m. – Old-Time Square Dance & Oldies Sock Hop ($4 at the door)

SATURDAY, JULY 11

$5.00 General Admission
(Children 12 and under free)
••• FREE PARKING • ••
In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor events will be held in the Arthurdale School Gym.

8:00 a.m. – Flag Ceremony (Honor Roll)

8:00-10:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Gospel Sing (Community Church Social Hall)

8:00 a.m. – Craft Market Opens (Center Square)
Artisan Demonstrations Begin (Center Square)
Shuttle Bus (Continuous Runs – Center Square, Inn, Church, School)

9:00 a.m. – Beth Bonner Memorial 5K Run/2 Mile Walk (E-15 Homestead)
AHI Craft Shop Opens (AH Center)
Forge Demonstrations (AH Forge)
Museum Buildings Open with Museum Theater by Fairmont University
New Exhibits (Administration Building):

  • 1930’s Textile Exhibit
  • New Deal Communities Exhibit
  • Annabelle Urbas Mayor Exhibit
  • Federal One Poster Exhibit

10:00 a.m. – Antique Car, Truck &Tractor Show Registration (E-15 Tent)
Horseshoe Pitching Demonstration & Matches (South Lawn)
Children’s Field Day (Church Lawn)
Homesteader Wall of Families Exhibit (School Gym)
Student Art Exhibit (School Gym)
Signature Quilt Unveiling and Signing (Inn)
WV & Regional History Collection Arthurdale Exhibit (Inn)

10:30 a.m. – Homesteader Panel Discussion (Inn)

11:00 a.m. – Chicken Dinners and Festival Food (Center Hall)
Music: The Riggins Brothers (AH Center)
Guided Tours of the Arthurdale Inn (Inn)
Antique Car, Truck & Tractor Show Opens (South lawn)
Marionette Performance (Church lawn)
Ruby Read Mobile library (Various locations)

11:30 a.m. – Fiddle Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

12:00 p.m. – Hay Wagon Rides Begin (South lawn)
75th Anniversary Postal Station Opens (Center Hall)

12:30 p.m. – Square Dancing Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

12:45 p.m. – Tom Davis Scholarship Awarded (AH Center)
Hall of Fame Award Announced (AH Center)

1:00 p.m. – Roosevelt Speaks (AH Center)
Driving Tour Unveiling and Antique Car Rides (AH Center)

1:30 p.m. – Clogging Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

2:00 p.m. – Music: Elmer Rich & Friends (AH Center)

2:30 p.m. – Marionette Performance (South lawn)
TBA Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)

3:00 p.m. -75th Anniversary Group Picture (E-15 Homestead) (All Welcome)

3:30 p.m. – Music: Falling Run Bluegrass Band (AH Center)
TBA Demonstration and Workshop (School Gym)
Antique Car, Truck, & Tractor Show Prizes Announced (E-15 Tent)

4:00 p.m. – Marionette Performance (Center Square)
Shuttle Bus Runs End and the Inn and School Gym Close

5:00 p.m. – Time Capsule Ceremony (AH Center)
5:30 p.m. – Festival Ends

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009

Homecoming Picnic
The community is also invited to the homecoming picnic at the Arthurdale Community Presbyterian Church following services on Sunday, July 12.  Covered dishes are welcomed.




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Museum Hours

Nov 1-Apr 30: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 1-Oct 31:  Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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

Craft shop hours:  Mon-Friday 10 am-4 pm