Arthurdale Heritage Playground Project

We have an exciting new project in the works here at AHI and we want your input! AHI is thinking of ways to engage with children not only in Arthurdale, but in the greater Preston and Monongalia Counties. We are seeking the community’s view on the building of a playground at our site which would have educational components and be appropriately themed to reflect the unique story of Arthurdale and its homesteaders. Please fill out this short survey to let read more

2020 Virtual Goat Gallop Results are in!

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s virtual Goat Gallop! Results are attached below. Overall Female – Walk Caldwell Cathy Overall Male – Walk Kelch Jeremy Overall Female – Run Reynolds Suzanne Overall Male – Run Cerbone Lowell 11-14 Female Run Funk Madeline 30-39 Female Walk Kelch Lisa 40-49 Male Run Funk Sheldon 40-49 Female Run Tracey Amanda 40-49 Female Walk Bolyard Melissa 50-59 Female Run Durham Emma 60-69 Female Walk Lambert Diane 60-69 Male Walk Lambert Mike read more

2020 New Deal Festival Cancelled

We have sad but necessary news to share with you all. After much thought, we have decided to cancel our 2020 New Deal Festival in order to keep our community safe. The New Deal Festival is our favorite event every year, as we get to reconnect with those that have moved away and celebrate the story and community of Arthurdale. We apologize for any inconvenience, but know that we are all eager to celebrate with everyone again in 2021.

Father’s Day Carry Out Spaghetti Lunch

Mama Mia!  Arthurdale Heritage will be offering a Take-Out only spaghetti lunch on Sunday, June 21st.  Treat your dad to a delicious spaghetti dinner featuring the legendary Belmaggio’s secret family recipe! Arthurdale residents still rave about Mrs. Belmaggio’s mouthwatering spaghetti and meatballs. Adult meal includes spaghetti, 2 meatballs, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Child’s meal includes the smaller portion of spaghetti and 1 meatball. Hours 11-2 or until food runs out. Advance tickets suggested. Adult tickets $10; children $5. This read more

Construction Begins at Arthurdale

Urgently needed repairs were finally able to begin thanks to YOUR generous support! YOU helped us raise $25,000 to make this project a reality. Total project cost is almost $50,000! Your support combined with 50% matching “federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and administered by by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History” has made this preservation possible. Thank you so very much!! #ThisPlaceMatters #ArthurdaleHeritage #EleanorRoosevelt #NewDealCommunity Operations continue here as we work read more

Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day, Arthurdale Heritage will be closed this Friday May 22 through Monday May 25. Thank you to all in our families, our communities, and our country who have served. Pictured below is the dedication of the World War II memorial honoring the young men of Arthurdale who bravely served for their country. Thank you all.

“Virtual” Goat Gallop 2020

Hello gallopers! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided not to hold our Goat Gallop 5k in the traditional manner. This year, you’ll be able to walk/run the course in Arthurdale OR from your hometown! Participants will have from May 20 – June 20 to complete the race in one of two ways. If you want to participate in the virtual 5k, simply register through our Run Signup page and complete the course from any location. Participants in the virtual race can still read more

AHI Will be Participating in #GivingTuesdayNow

You may already be familiar with the #GivingTuesday usually held the week after Thanksgiving, which calls for global giving. This is an adjunct event to that, promoted by the same organization in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Held on May 5th, it will be a day of unity and giving to help with the effects of worldwide shutdowns. AHI will be participating in this event! We have a few fun things planned for the day, so keep an eye on read more

Edna Reber Day Passes Away

It is with profound sadness we share with you the passing of homestead descendant Edna Reber Day. Edna will always be remembered for her ever-present smile and devotion to her husband Bob and children, Terry Day and Sue Day-Perroots . Personally, I will remember Edna as one of the kindest, happiest people I have known. I was fortunate to have grown up next door to the Day family. Arthurdale gained a special angel today. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends. read more

Artifact Spotlight – WWII Army-Navy Production “E” Award Booklet

We at AHI like to highlight some of the artifacts that are on display in the museum that don’t often get discussed in depth on our guided tours. These two objects were generously donated by Beverly Slagle in 2018 and both hold a special place in our World War II room. They are mementos from the Army-Navy Production award ceremony held at Arthurdale on May 18, 1945  to celebrate the war effort at home. Army-Navy “E” Awards were given out read more