Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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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.

Top 20: Reason #4

We’re down to the final four reasons for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival:

Quilts

Quilt Show

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 #5

We’re in the homestretch of our countdown of the top 20 reasons for you and your family to visit the New Deal Festival.

Arthurdale Inn

Arthurdale Inn

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 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