Smithsonian Museum Day Offers Free Admission

In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Seventh Annual Museum Day on September 24, tours of Arthurdale Heritage’s homestead community museum along Rt. 92 in Preston County will be free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour includes a restored home, exhibits on the New Deal project, administration building, forge, service station, and community building. Tour tickets are available at and must be presented for the free admission. On Sunday, the museum will be open noon to 4 p.m., and admission will be charged for tours. The volunteer-run Craft Shop will also be open at the same times.

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.


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.