This week’s videos: The Arthurs, Becoming a Homesteader, and Fairfax Facts Friday

Ever wonder how “Arthurdale” got its name? Watch this video to learn more about the history of the Arthur Family and how their land would become the site of the first New Deal Homestead Community in the United States. Youtube: The Arthurs Who were the original homesteaders? In this video, learn how Arthurdale’s homesteaders were selected and about the Homesteader Test. Youtube: Becoming a Homesteader It’s our first Fairfax Facts Friday! Watch this video to learn about John Fairfax, a read more

Inside the Museum Web Series

Arthurdale Heritage might be closed to the public, but our AmeriCorps have been working hard to bring you unique online content! AHI has launched a new web series, uploaded on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page, that will share with you all Arthurdale’s unique history. Our fully guided tour gives you a very in-depth look at Arthurdale and the homesteaders, but there is so much more we want to share with you all. We will be exploring artifacts in read more

Growing up in Arthurdale – A History of the Eble Family by Gwynne Mesimer

Gwynne Mesimer is the daughter of Reverend Charles Eble, who used to be the pastor of Arthurdale Community Presbyterian Church. She shared her story with us, which we are now sharing with you all! She details moving to Arthurdale, some of the community members who impacted her, and her reflections on her family. Have a story you would like to share with us? Email ahi@arthurdaleheritage to give us a glimpse into life in Arthurdale – during any decade.    I was read more

Please Tell Congress: Include Museums in COVID-19 Economic Relief !

Urge Congress to Support Museum Community Economic Relief

Arthurdale Heritage Closed for Foreseeable Future

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that Arthurdale Heritage will be closed for the foreseeable future. This includes our fully guided tours and our Craft Shop. We discussed this issue at length, but we believe we should do our part in limiting social interaction to best protect our most vulnerable community members. After all, our community is the most important part of the Heritage. This doesn’t mean we are going away! We will be increasing our social read more

Melinda Shrout Receives History Hero Award

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

Remembering S.L. “Bud” Bjorkman

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 having been life long residents of Arthurdale and friend to all. Bud was born November 27, 1927 in Connersville (Dunn County), Wisconsin the son of Joseph & Olga (Hedlund) Bjorkman. He graduated from Masontown High School in 1947, where he was a standout in baseball, basketball, and selected all read more

Kroger Rewards Help Arthurdale

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

Remembering William “Bill” Bauer

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

AHI Closed for Christmas Break

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!