Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Shop for Holiday Gifts!

Shop till you drop at the Arthurdale Craft Shop from noon to 4 p.m. on these Saturdays –

November 22 and 29 and December 6, 13 and 20

You’ll find great Arthurdale items and handmade art, jewelry, baskets, pottery, glass, knitted items, and other unique pieces from local artisans for your home and holiday giving.

 

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Top 20: Reason #2

Number 2 in our top 20 list of reasons you and your family should visit the New Deal Festival:

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 a 60’s muscle 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

Top 20: Reason # 3

It’s the final three in our countdown of the top 20 reasons for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival:

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 a 60’s muscle 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

Check Out the New Deal Festival Live on WBOY-TV

Join special guest President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he stops by WBOY-TV for the noon news on Friday, July 13th.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, portrayed by Bill Donegal, will be a very special live studio guest at WBOY-TV to promote the New Deal Festival. President Roosevelt will be speaking about the history of Arthurdale and how it holds a special place in his heart. He will also promote the events and activities happening at the annual New Deal Festival.

Tune in at Noon on Friday, July 13th on WBOY-TV channel 12.