Arthurdale’s Volunteer of the Year for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Melinda Shrout, was honored today in an annual ceremony held at the Culture Center in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater in Charleston, WV. There, she received a certificate award and was recognized as a “History Hero.” Melinda has shown an extraordinary commitment to our purpose and is always willing to lend a helping hand or a bright smile! She continues to make Arthurdale a better place, better read more
It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of S.L. “Bud” Bjorkman. Arthurdale gained another angel on February 10th. Bud will be greatly missed by our community. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. We will update plans as soon as possible.
Want an easy way to support Arthurdale? Consider signing up for Kroger Rewards! If you already have a Kroger card, simply sign in to your digital account and select Arthurdale Heritage (HA732) from the list of local organizations. Once you’re enrolled, AHI is rewarded EVERY time you use your loyalty card when you shop. This support comes at absolutely NO extra cost to you; all you have to do is shop as normal! DON’T FORGET! Once enrolled, you need to read more
Sadly, we share with you news of the passing of William “Bill” Bauer. On January 4th, Arthurdale gained another angel when Bill was reunited with his beloved wife Barbara. Bill and Barbara lived in one of the historic Arthurdale homes and raised six children there. Many of us have wonderful memories of playing in the Bauer home as kids with Linda, Hank, Eddie, Jack. Suzy and Nancy. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to read more
Arthurdale Heritage will be closed from December 23 to January 3 in observance of the Holiday season. Normal winter hours (Monday through Friday, 9-5) will resume on Monday, January 6. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!
The votes have been counted and Arthurdale Heritage is happy to announce the three winners of our community house decorating contest! The effort and thought put into the decorations were clear, and the contest attracted visitors from out of town and truly made our community proud! We had three categories to win in, with prizes being $20 Visa gift cards donated by Mary West and handcrafted wooden ornaments and plaques made by Terry Day. Best Traditional Display: 603 CR Road, read more
Great news! Starting precisely at 8 AM EST tomorrow Facebook and PayPal will match donations up to $7 million world wide! Thanks to YOU, we have made incredible strides on our historic preservation efforts this year, specifically on our beloved Center Hall. In 2020, however, we need $93,000 to complete critical repairs to its porch beams and roof, the back of the Craft Shop, and to the deteriorating roof on our museum building. Please help us continue read more
Arthurdale’s Craft Shop and Visitor Center will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving, November 25-29. The Craft Shop will be open November 30th 11-3pm, starting our Saturday Holiday Hours. Additional Holiday Hours are: Saturday, December 7th 11-3pm Saturday, December 14th 11-3pm Saturday, December 21st 11-3pm Happy Holidays and have a great Thanksgiving!
Arthurdale Heritage is in the process of updating the National Register of Historic Places nomination, which was completed in 1989. The boundaries of the historic district will not be changing, but in order to have the most accurate and up-to-date information needed for the state, we will be doing a resurvey of the district. A survey includes gathering information about the properties within the district, included but not limited to siding material, date of construction, and photos of the structures. read more
Let Arthurdale Heritage help get you in the Christmas spirit this holiday season! Join us on Sunday, December 15th for a festive evening of Christmas decorations, a fun contest, open museum exhibits, hot chocolate and cookies, and performances by the Preston High madrigal choir! Families and homeowners in the community are encouraged to partake in Arthurdale’s Christmas Decoration Contest. Voters will drive around, awe at the wonderful decorations, and vote for three categories: Best Traditional Christmas, Most Creative, and read more