Come and celebrate Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday with Arthurdale Heritage at our Steak Hoagie Fundraiser Dinner! Meal includes steak hoagie, French fries, cake, ice cream and a drink for only $10. Volunteers will be wearing masks, gloves, and taking all the necessary steps to remain clean and safe. As you arrive to Arthurdale to pick-up your meal, volunteers will bring it out to your car for you! Preorders required. Make sure to reserve your meal ahead of time by purchasing tickets read more
Be sure to come visit our Center Hall to see a phenomenal exhibit showcasing the photography of Frances Benjamin Johnston, a Grafton-born professional photographer. Johnston was a photographic icon, taking images of decaying buildings, seasonal gardens, and expressive individuals that would soon be lost to time. This traveling exhibit was created by PAWV AmeriCorps member Ksenia Bradner and will be hosted by AHI from 9-5pm until September 10th and is free to the public. See a news release from WV read more
Arthurdale has lost another homestead child. Helen Kay “Susie” Mayor Vandergrift, daughter of Alex and Rose Mayor, passed in Jacksonville FL last Friday. Born in Arthurdale on September 12, 1936, she grew up in SR-15. A 1953 graduate of AHS, she worked as an accountant for Montgomery Wards in Morgantown and later in Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, sisters Julia, Mary, and Dorothy plus brothers Mike, George, and Charles. A graveside service will be held read more
We are so grateful to Dave and Marilee Hall for their generous donation. If you are able to take the pledge with them, please visit www.arthurdaleheritage.org/giving to ensure that Arthurdale’s unique stories will continue to be preserved and shared.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Farm Women’s Club was the first women’s club established at Arthurdale after its founding. The women of Arthurdale held important roles and organized several committees such as the school committee and the weavers’ room as actions of civic engagement. It was through through these committees and clubs that homesteader women contributed to their new community and made their voices heard on a similar level to those being heard from the all-male Homesteader’s Club. By contributing to civic read more
Our last take-out dinner was so successful, we’re doing it again! Support Arthurdale Heritage while enjoying a delicious homemade meal, Sunday July 12th. The meal includes creamed chicken over biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a dessert. It can be picked up anytime from 11am-2pm. Adult tickets are $10, and children are $5. This dinner is a take-out only dinner. Volunteers will be wearing masks, gloves, and taking all the necessary steps to remain clean and safe. As you arrive read more
We have sad news to share. On June 23, Betty Jo Bonnett Atkins passed away at age 89, daughter of Robert and Iva Bonnett. Her brother, Claude Bonnette, was an original homesteader in Arthurdale on Lot B-5, and Betty Jo graduated from Arthurdale High School. She is remembered for her caring spirit, her love of animals, and her love of travel, which took her to four different continents. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years read more
Arthurdale Heritage will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on Sunday, July 5th, with our usual tour hours, 1-5pm. Have a great holiday and weekend!
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
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