Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Roosevelt Run: 5k Walk/ Run


  • $20+ t-shirt if pre-registered by July 19!!!
  • $25 July 20 through day of registration

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

New Deal Festival Featured on Morgantown AM

Be sure to tune in to WAJR-AM in Morgantown Wednesday morning, July 11th at 8:30 to hear about the New Deal Festival.

Jeanne Goodman, Arthurdale Heritage Executive Director will be a featured guest on the morning talk show to promote the New Deal Festival. Goodman will be promoting all the new events and activities at this year’s festival including the Fratkin Collection, the Traveling 219 Project, the expanded kids area and more.

The segment begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Morgantown AM on WAJR 1440-AM. You can listen online live at WAJR.com.

Top 20: Reason #6

Reason number 6 for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival:

Reunite with old friends

Reunite with old friends

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 your favorite 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

Live Music Lineup Set for 2012 New Deal Festival

Soup Camel Music

Soup Camel Music

From bluegrass to jazz, from Celtic to blues, an eclectic array of music is on tap at Arthurdale Heritage’s 2012 New Deal Festival. Performing on the main Center Hall stage are: Soup Camel, Aurora Celtic, the Adam Loudin Group, and Falling Run Bluegrass Band. The New Deal Festival opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th with performances beginning at 10 a.m.

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