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. “


Celebrate Preston County History Day, July 15

Explore the history at your back door. Celebrate Preston County History Day on Sunday, July 15 at five historical sites around the county.

View this county map (.pdf) for the locations.

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project, (noon – 4:00) on Rt. 92
  • Kingwood’s James McGrew House, 1841 home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia, (1:00 – 3:00) on Rt. 7
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, and B&O bridges exhibit, café and shops, (1:00 – 5:00) on Rt. 72
  • Terra Alta History House, with 3 floors of Preston County history exhibits, photos and genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street (1:30 – 4:30)
  • Tunnelton Train Depot Museum, the 1913 brick train station once operated by the B&O Railroad, (1:00 – 3:00) on Boswell Street

Admission is charged at some sites. Future Preston County History Days will be observed on the third Sunday of each month through October 21.


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

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