Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Spring will be here soon, and that means sunshine, flowers, and gardening! When you buy top-quality flower bulbs from Flower Power through our fundraising page, 50% of your dollars come back to AHI. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while supporting our future growth!

Browse the selection of flowers online or stop by the office to look through the Flower Power catalog.

Thank You!

Thanks for attending this year’s New Deal Festival! Thanks to all the volunteers for all your help. We had a fantastic turnout and it was a lot of fun.

We will be posting pictures of the event soon.

Please let us know what you thought of the event. We value any and all feedback we receive.

Hope to see you next year!

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Visits WBOY-TV to Discuss Arthurdale

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited WBOY-TV on Friday, July 13th to discuss the federal project in Arthurdale. President Roosevelt was joined by school director Elsie Clapp. Together, they spoke of the importance of the Arthurdale project, the New Deal, and ways that people on the home front can help support military men stationed overseas. President Roosevelt promoted the New Deal Festival and the activities and events happening.

Top 20: Reason #1

We’ve made it all the way to the number one reason for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival:

Paul and Hadrian Mullins say hi to one of the horses

Paul and Hadrian Mullins say hi to one of the horses

1. Enjoy a day of affordable family fun – buy your advance tickets online or in the AHI office and save

2. Show off your shooting skill with marbles made right here in WV

3. See original Shirley Temple depression glass

4. Admire quilts made by members of the Arthurdale Homestead Quilt Guild

5. Tour Eleanor Roosevelt’s private rooms in the Arthurdale Inn (now Hospice).

6. Reunite with old friends

7. See original electoral college ballots from the 1936 presidential election in the Fratkin Collection

8. Find out how to turn zippers into roses at the crafts market

9. Enjoy live music from four local bands

10. Climb aboard a horse drawn wagon and tour historic Arthurdale

11. Get up close to hawks, eagles, and owls from the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center

12. Visit a WWII military camp complete with original Jeeps

13. Make a button buzzer in the kid’s area

14. Look under the hood of your favorite antique car

15. Enjoy Arthurdale’s famous barbecue chicken dinners

16. Watch blacksmiths turn raw metal into a thing of beauty in the Forge

17. Listen to WV stories about Eleanor Roosevelt in the Esso Station collected by the Traveling 219 Project

18. Talk with children of original homesteaders and learn what pranks they liked to play on their neighbors growing up

19. Meet Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

20. Pet Eleanor the goat and meet her baby Anna