United Way Volunteers Pitch in to Help Arthurdale Heritage

Front Row (left to right): Helen Nikirk, United Way coordinator Martha White. Back Row (left to right): Nick Taylor, Chris Hudson II, Brandon Hudson, Chris Hudson Not Pictured: Lora Quince

Volunteers from the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties rolled up their sleeves to help Arthurdale Heritage (AHI). It was all part of the United Way’s Day of Caring. Six United Way volunteers from WesBanco’s Kingwood branch and Allegheny Energy’s Albright Power Station teamed up with AHI volunteers to clean and organize storage facilities at its Center Hall Complex.

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Help Arthurdale Heritage plan ways to use the historic Arthurdale Schools

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is holding two public meetings to ask local residents and entrepreneurs to help plan future uses for the original Arthurdale Schools which are currently empty. The meetings will be held in our Center Hall.

The first gathering is Friday July 23 at 6pm and the second one is Saturday July 24 at 2pm. Light refreshments will be available.

“We are considering three possible areas of expansion – community services, arts & entertainment, and business development” said Jeanne Goodman, executive director. “We are inviting the local community to meet with us, discuss the options, and give us their opinions on using the restored buildings.”

For those who cannot come to one of the meetings, the survey link is https://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/focus. This Arthurdale Revitalization project is funded by a FOCUS WV Brownfields grant which is distributed through West Virginia University.


New Deal Festival Celebrates Arthurdale Heritage’s 25th Anniversary

Arthurdale Heritage President Sarah Barnes (left) and AHI Executive Director Jeanne Goodman (right) display Governor Manchin's proclamation declaring July 'Arthurdale Heritage Month.'

Arthurdale Heritage (AHI) is celebrating its Silver Anniversary this July at its New Deal Festival. To kick off the celebration, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin issued a proclamation declaring July ‘Arthurdale Heritage Month.’

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Arthurdale Heritage Welcomes Jeanne Goodman

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeanne Goodman to the organization as the new Executive Director starting April 1, 2010.

A native of Uniontown, PA, Jeanne has lived and worked in Morgantown for many years. Her most recent work involved managing clinical research grants in West Virginia University’s School of Medicine for the departments of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Community Medicine. In 2005 she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from WVU.

Many area residents may remember Jeanne as the original owner of Pinocchio’s Books and Toys in downtown Morgantown, which she ran for more than fifteen years. During this time, she was active in promotion and marketing the area through Mainstreet Morgantown. She was also a long-time board member of In Touch and Concerned, where she gained experience in non-profit fundraising.

According to Jeanne this is her “dream job” and she is looking forward to using the skills she’s honed over her many years of experience. She says, “I am looking forward to working with our volunteers to help Arthurdale Heritage continue to grow. I also hope that many of my friends will visit Arthurdale and get a personal tour of the site from me.”

We look forward to working with Jeanne and invite you to come and meet her in person!


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Our craft shop and guided tour hours are:

Monday-Saturday 10-3

QUESTIONS? Phone:  304 864 3959    Email:  ahi@ArthurdaleHeritage.org

Masks are required for guided tours