House Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

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

Giving Tuesday at AHI

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

AHI Closed for Thanksgiving

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!

National Register of Historic Places Resurvey

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

Community Christmas Contest

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

Veteran Memorial Plaques Made by Homesteader Descendant Terry Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, homesteader descendant Terry Day has graciously handcrafted these memorial plaques of veterans buried in the Arthurdale Cemetery.  These beautiful pieces commemorate those who fought for our freedom. Local residents Jennifer Bonnette Funk and Lorraine Weaver volunteered their time to take the photos for Terry to work from, and we are so thankful for their efforts! Posted below are the names of the plaques already made. Only one was made for each individual, but more can read more

Arthurdale Heritage will be closed on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day

The Arthurdale Heritage Visitor Center and Craft Shop will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. If you’re interested in a tour, visiting, or have any questions, we will resume regular business hours on Tuesday!

Craft Show and Fall Festival October 26th

It’s that time of year again! Arthurdale Heritage’s annual Craft Show and Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 26th from 10-4 pm. Beautiful, handmade items from WV artisans will be for sale in our historic Center Hall and outside on the lawn. After shopping, take the kids on a hay ride or to get their face painted. They can also visit our homestead goats, and we will be telling spooky West Virginia ghost stories for older children. In addition, read more

Beautiful Day Lilies Donated to AHI

A HUGE thank you to Brenda Gould for donating over 20 day lilies to AHI! Master gardeners, Brenda, Susan Bell, and Melinda Shrout took the time to plant each and everyone of them on a very hot day. The day lilies look so wonderful planted outside our office and Center Hall and we can’t wait til they start blooming next summer. Thanks again, Brenda, for a gift that keeps on giving!  

Arthurdale Contractor Wins Preservation Award!

Congratulations to Jeff Zinn of Gerald C. Zinn & Son for being awarded the Rodney Collins Preservation Achievement Award by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia. Jeff was awarded for his fantastic preservation work at Arthurdale Heritage over the years, and we are lucky to have him working to maintain the six historic buildings in our care. Jeff Zinn is unparalleled as a contractor, as a preservationist, and as a dear friend and supporter of AHI. His work along with read more