Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Roosevelt Run: 5k Walk/ Run


  • $25 July 20 through day of registration
  • There are a limited number of t-shirts now guaranteed with registration on a cost- first come first serve basis

Run or walk through the beautiful historic district of Arthurdale, WV and be transported back to the 1930s.  The course is frozen in time, making its way past many original Homestead houses where you might even see antique cars parked in the driveways! Eleanor Roosevelt will be handing out the awards, so make sure to do your best!  There is also a Kid’s Race and Wheelchair Roll available.

Join us after the races for other fun family activities including a petting zoo, pictures with Eleanor Roosevelt, the Tour Morgantown van,  antique car show, horseshoes, and the museums will be open for race participants. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided.

For more information, and to register, visit the official race website: rooseveltrun.wordpress.com

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

  • Gold


  • Silver
    Preston Memorial Hospital
  • Bronze
  • Supporting
    Shop ‘n Save Express in Reedsville
    Real Juice Bar & Cafe


Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 9
1pm (after the Roosevelt Run)
Center Hall
An event just for children! Find out what children did in school and fun in the 1930s in Arthurdale through games, art projects and Library of Congress photographs.  Then build your own sundae. The best part? It’s FREE!

Celebrate Preston County History Day on third Sundays July-October

Learn more about history in your backyard with Preston County History Days. Third Sundays from July-October:  July 20, August 17, September 21 and October 19.  Times and locations subject to change so check back for updates!

View this county map for the locations (.pdf)

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the New Deal’s first 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, and B&O bridges exhibit, 4-H Museum, Emporium and café on Rt. 72
    • 1:00 – 5:00pm
    • 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 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 through August only
  • Westbrook’s Esso 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 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • 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 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Open in October only