Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Roosevelt Run: 5k Walk/ Run

AUGUST 9

  • $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

Celebrate Preston County History Day, July 15

Explore the history at your back door. Celebrate Preston County History Day on Sunday, July 15 at five historical sites around the county.

View this county map (.pdf) for the locations.

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project, (noon – 4:00) on Rt. 92
  • Kingwood’s James McGrew House, 1841 home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia, (1:00 – 3:00) on Rt. 7
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, and B&O bridges exhibit, café and shops, (1:00 – 5:00) on Rt. 72
  • Terra Alta History House, with 3 floors of Preston County history exhibits, photos and genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street (1:30 – 4:30)
  • Tunnelton Train Depot Museum, the 1913 brick train station once operated by the B&O Railroad, (1:00 – 3:00) on Boswell Street

Admission is charged at some sites. Future Preston County History Days will be observed on the third Sunday of each month through October 21.

Winner Announcement for Greenbrier Classic Passes

Congratulations to Ron Brown for winning two passes to the 3rd annual Greenbrier Classic!

The passes are a $373 value and include admission to the concert series as well, which will feature Toby Keith, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, the Fray, and Bon Jovi.

Two passes to all practice and competition rounds.

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Arthurdale Heritage Cookbook Has Unique Recipe Collection

We’ve been getting great feedback about our Heritage Cookbook! Its full of wonderful recipes, such as the Cranberry Nut Loaf and Hungarian Goulash. If you haven’t had a chance to get your copy yet for $18, stop by the office to pick one up. Call the office at 304-864-3959 during business hours to order.

AHI Cookbook