Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Arthurdale CoOp Store Farmers Market, Every Thursday 1-5pm


You can now purchase all your healthy needs for the week at our new Farmers Market! It will be running throughout the summer, so stop by the Esso Gas Station each week to see what fresh new items you can add to your menu. The CoOp store will also be open for your shopping pleasure. Hope to see you there!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Roosevelt Run on August 8, 2015!

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Calling all runners and walkers! The Roosevelt Run is back and we hope you will be too!

Roosevelt Run – 5k Run/Walk: Run or walk a measured, timed course through Arthurdale’s beautiful historic district that is still dotted with original homestead houses. Make sure to wear your best 1930’s garb like aprons, hats, and ties to fit with the antique cars parked in the driveways! Also, you’ll want to be dressed appropriately to meet Eleanor Roosevelt and wander the living history museums after the race.

Fala’s Flee – 1 mile Kid’s Run: For those 10 years of age and younger, this 1 mile, untimed course will start shortly after the 5k. Everyone is a winner! Participants must be 10 years of age and under.

Pre-registration – by 7/19/2015: $20 (includes race t-shirt!)
Registration – after 7/19: $25
Fala’s Flee: $3

For more information and the answers to all of your questions, check out the official race website.

Celebrate Preston County History Day on the third Sundays June-October

Learn more about history in your backyard with Preston County History Days on June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18.

View this county map (.pdf) for the locations.

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the nations’s first New Deal subsistence homestead project, on Rt. 92
    • Noon – 4:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Kingwood’s James McGrew House (, 1841 home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia, on Rt. 7
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg (, featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, B&O bridges exhibit, Emporium and café, on Rt. 72
    • 1:00 – 4:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Terra Alta History House (, with 3 floors of Preston County history exhibits, photos and genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street
    • 1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Open June through September only
  • Tunnelton Train Depot Museum (, the 1913 brick train station once operated by the B&O Railroad, on Boswell Street (from Rt. 26 center of town go through underpass and the depot is on the left)
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open June through August only
  • Westbrook’s Esso in Kingwood (, shows the full-service gas station of yesteryear and antique truck on display, 101 West High Street (corner of Price and W. High Streets)
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Old Hemlock in Brandonville (, country home of renowned outdoors author George Bird Evans. A seven-room stone/log house constructed in 1782, 17098 Brandonville Pike
    • 1:00 – 4:00pm
    • Open in September only
  • And 3 Outdoor Civil War Trail sites (, in Aurora and Rowlesburg

Some sites charge admission.