Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Spring will be here soon, and that means sunshine, flowers, and gardening! When you buy top-quality flower bulbs from Flower Power through our fundraising page, 50% of your dollars come back to AHI. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while supporting our future growth!

Browse the selection of flowers online or stop by the office to look through the Flower Power catalog.

Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 9
1pm (after the Roosevelt Run)
Center Hall
An event just for children! Find out what children did in school and fun in the 1930s in Arthurdale through games, art projects and Library of Congress photographs.  Then build your own sundae. The best part? It’s FREE!

Celebrating Arthurdale’s 80th Birthday in 2014!

When spring arrives, we’ll have Second Saturday happenings beginning in May to celebrate this historic birthday.

When homesteaders moved in during 1934, all arrived with great excitement. It was a second chance at life in a place like no other where they had lived.

Second Saturday events include:

  • May 10 –Gardening with the Kingwood Master Gardeners
  • June 14 – Dave Conley, Homer Laughlin historian, talking about Fiesta Ware
  • July 12 – New Deal Festival adds a new exhibit on the Hodgson style houses
  • August 9 – Ice Cream Social with stories about going to school in early Arthurdale
  • September 13 – Visit and learn about our new Hodgson house E-2
  • October 11 – Eleanor’s Birthday party with period music

Stay tuned for more details and updates.

We invite you to be a part of this special year. Mark your calendars!

The Arthurdale Heritage Cookbook: Recipes, Memories, History

The Arthurdale Heritage cookbook features over 100 pages of favorite recipes from homesteader families and community residents! It also includes 30 pages on the historic project. Try new recipes while also learning about the nation’s first subsistence homestead community. See photos of Eleanor Roosevelt, homesteaders and others involved in the New Deal project. It’s great for birthday, wedding and holiday gifts. Cost is $18 plus $1.08 tax at the office along Rt. 92 in Preston County or order it via e-mail at ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org (add $4 shipping).