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 Wayâ€™s Day of Caring. Six United Way volunteers from WesBancoâ€™s Kingwood branch and Allegheny Energyâ€™s Albright Power Station teamed up with AHI volunteers to clean and organize storage facilities at its Center Hall Complex.
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.
â€œWe are considering three possible areas of expansion â€“ community services, arts & entertainment, and business developmentâ€ said Jeanne Goodman, executive director. â€œWe are inviting the local community to meet with us, discuss the options, and give us their opinions on using the restored buildings.â€
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.
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 â€˜Arthurdale Heritage Month.â€™
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 Universityâ€™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 Pinocchioâ€™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.â€
We look forward to working with Jeanne and invite you to come and meet her in person!