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Deck the Halls & Craft Show November 14 and 15

Santa with giftsCome to our wine & cheese opening on the 14th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. to check out a great variety of donated wreaths, creative ornaments and other decorations, the Arthurdale Craft Shop’s special items, and the Craft Show’s many gift choices in the Center Hall.

The 15th is family day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. See all the joyous decorations and craft items for your home and holiday giving. Bring along the family to make ornaments with our happy elves. Weather permitting, there will be hayrides and a small petting zoo too.


Annual Dinner and Meeting, October 23

Arthurdale Heritage’s Annual Dinner and Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 5:00 in the historic Center Hall along Rt. 92 in Preston County. A program will follow about the past year’s events and progress with projects. Volunteer awards will be given. Cost is $16 for choice of baked steak or baked chicken dinner, including dessert.

To attend, mail your check payable to Arthurdale Heritage by October 18 to P. O. Box 850, Arthurdale, WV 26520 or call 304-864-3959 to charge it to your credit card.

Proceeds benefit the historic preservation efforts for the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence community project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Prepare Your Home for Winter! Historic Windows Weatherization Workshop

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is pleased to offer a historic windows weatherization demonstration project at the E-15 Homestead, part of the New Deal Homestead Museum in historic Arthurdale.

Preservation historian, Lynn Stasick, will begin the workshop with a window restoration PowerPoint presentation on the National Park Services’ best practices describing Class I, II, and III methods of historic windows restoration. This will be followed by a historic windows steam chest demonstration showing the basic steps to rehab a historic wooden window. A hands-on weatherization demonstration by window preservation expert Phil Davis of Allegheny Restoration will follow.

The workshop will be held on September 30, 2011 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop fee is $35; lunch is included. Call 304.864.3959 or email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org to register. Please pre-register by September 26.

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WV Genealogy Class

Learn how to research your family’s roots Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm in Center Hall at Arthurdale Heritage. Christy Venham, who teaches genealogy at WVU and works at the WV & Regional History Collection, will share her broad range of knowledge in this introductory class.

AHI members pay $15 and others $18. Register by calling 304 864-3959, emailing ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org, or coming by the office during business hours.