Arthurdale Heritage staff and volunteers made a trip to the Scott’s Run Museum yesterday. We met with museum volunteers and community members to hear their stories and create a bond between our organizations. Scott’s Run and Arthurdale are inextricably linked – many Arthurdale families have roots in Scott’s Run. It was her visits with families in Scott’s Run that inspired Eleanor Roosevelt to create a homestead community. Thank you to the Scott’s Run Museum volunteers for welcoming us to your … read more
Preston County History Day allows everyone, young and old, to appreciate the contributions of earlier Prestonians. Open for tours on Sunday, October 15 will be Arthurdale Heritage from 1:00 – 5:00; in Kingwood, the James McGrew House from 1:00 – 3:00 and the Preston Academy, 2:00 – 5:00; Szilagyi Center museums in Rowlesburg, 1:00 – 4:00; and three outdoor Civil War Trail sites in Aurora and Rowlesburg. Some sites charge admission. Parking is free.
Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10-4 for a day of beautiful, handmade crafts and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping too. What’s better than original artwork, jewelry, glass, pottery or fabric artwork as a gift for the holidays? Master Weaver and Americorps volunteer, Jane Gilchrist, will help you weave your very own rug! Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to JoAnn Dadisman tell WV ghost stories on the porch of our museum house. Afterwards, take … read more
In collaboration with Preston County History Day activities, the Fairfax Manor is open this Sunday, August 20, from 2 – 5 pm. The historic home is still a family home and the current owner, Caroline Richmond, will open the historic home for FREE tours on these days. Built in 1818 during the inception of Preston County, many of the original fittings of the original home are preserved – 9 over 6 and 6 over 6 windows, carved fireplace mantels with center … read more
Each year we publish a festival book where businesses who are AHI supporters buy an ad. Families connected to Arthurdale often remember their relatives and friends in the book. It is full of pictures and stories about early Arthurdalians and those who came after plus Eleanor Roosevelt stories. This is the cover and a sample page from the 2017 edition. As long as supplies last, we can mail you a copy postpaid for only $5. (If you bought an ad, we mail … read more
Enter the raffle for a chance to win a homestead birdhouse! Handmade by the talented Terry Wright to look like E-15 and the Arthurdale Wagner homesteads, this birdhouse is a great keepsake for any Arthurdale lover. Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10! More houses will be for sale in the Craft Shop. The drawing will be held Monday July 31.
The New Deal Festival is just around the corner! Join us in celebrating the New Deal, those who came before, and the history of Arthurdale. Find out more on the festival at the event website: newdealfestival.org . Gates open at 10 am and the day will be filled with four live music groups, craft show, antique car and tractor show, hay and wagon rides, kid’s activities, farm petting zoo, and much more! New this year is a feedsack installation in the … read more
Save the story of your family quilts or other ones that you cherish. The WV Quilt Documentation Project is recording the history of quilts made in—or currently residing in—West Virginia. A documentation day is being held at the Arthurdale Inn (now WV Caring offices) on July 8 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass. During the free event, trained volunteers will examine and photograph quilts plus collect details of the quilt and its … read more
Celebrate 2017 Preston County History Days on the third Sundays June – October Learn more about the amazing history in your backyard during Preston County History Days on June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15. Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building museum complex representing the New Deal subsistence homestead project championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, including a restored homestead, on Rt. 92. Craft Shop also open. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open all dates Fairfax Manor, Col. … read more
The first annual Arthurdale Goat Gallop is made possible through the support of the local community and businesses. Thank you sponsors for your generosity and contribution! Official Sponsor Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission Kingwood, WV