Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Roosevelt Run: 5k Walk/ Run


  • $25 July 20 through day of registration
  • There are a limited number of t-shirts now guaranteed with registration on a cost- first come first serve basis

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

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

  • Gold


  • Silver
    Preston Memorial Hospital
  • Bronze
  • Supporting
    Shop ‘n Save Express in Reedsville
    Real Juice Bar & Cafe


Finding and Telling Your Story: From the Porch to the Page

Gladesville resident Jo Ann Dadisman believes everyone has a story worth sharing and she is eager to help you find it. Starting Monday, September 26 at 6:30pm she will offer a five session writing workshop called From the Porch to the Page at Arthurdale Heritage’s Center Hall.

Using PowerPoint presentations, group feedback, and personal reflection, you will explore stories and the different ways to tell them. The five, two-hour workshops will help you craft your unique story. Perhaps you have a family story to share or an original one of your own. Class is limited to 10 and costs $85 for AHI members and $95 for others.

The following four classes will be on Thursdays at 6:30pm – October 13, 20, 27, and November 3.
To register, drop by the office, call 304.864.3959, or email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org.

Jo Ann Dadisman is a storyteller and current editor of the Glimpses of Gladesville histories. She has retired from WVU where she taught in the English Department for more than 20 years and served as co-director for the National Writing Project, a program designed to promote writing across the curriculum in grades K-12 and beyond.

Celebrate Preston County History Day, September 18

Explore the history at your back door. Preston County History Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 18 at numerous historical sites around the county. The variety of historic interests provides an educational family outing in scenic surroundings.

In addition to Arthurdale Heritage’s five-building museum (including a restored homestead) representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project (open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, noon – 4:00 p.m. on Sundays all summer), other sites open for tours on Preston County History Day are located in Kingwood, Rowlesburg, Terra Alta and Tunnelton. Find these sites on a Preston County map (.pdf).

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Ice Cream Social, Parade Winners and Guess Cake

We had a great time at the Ice Cream Social! Thanks to everyone who came and to all our volunteers! We also wanted to post the answer to the guess cake, which is Buckwheat Seeds.

This year’s parade winners for the Family and Friends category are:

Peyton Feather for 1st Place (Family and Friends category)

Piper Barnes-Marra

Piper Barnes-Marra for 2nd Place (Family and Friends category)

Gracie Mason

Gracie Mason for 3rd Place (Family and Friends category)

The winners for the Children category are:

Hannah Whisler

Hannah Whisler for 1st place (Children Category)

Kira Barnes-Marra

Kira Barnes-Marra for 2nd Place (Children Category)