Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Roosevelt Run: 5k Walk/ Run

AUGUST 9

  • $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
    GREATER MORGANTOWN CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU

    http://www.tourmorgantown.com/

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

 

Celebrate Preston County History Day on Sunday, October 20

Explore the history from the 1700s through the 20th century all over Preston County.  Celebrate Preston County History Day on Sunday, October 20 at four historical sites around the county.

View this county map for the locations (.pdf)

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
  • Westbrook’s Esso, showing the full-service gas station of yesteryear and antique truck on display, (1:00 – 3:00) 101 West High Street (on the corner of Price and W. High Streets)
  • 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

Free Tickets to Tour the New Deal Homestead Museum

As part of the Smithsonian Museum’s Ninth Annual Museum Day, tours of Arthurdale Heritage’s five-building homestead community museum and special exhibits on Rt. 92 in Preston County will be free on September 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Smithsonian ticket. Tickets are available at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket and must be presented for free admission. The Craft Shop, staffed by volunteers, features regional handcrafted items and will also be open. Over 1,400 museums will be open for free tours nationwide.

Thank You! A Successful New Deal Festival

At Arthurdale, history is fun. Those who came to the New Deal Festival on July 13 enjoyed the toe-tapping music, food, and demonstrations of historic crafts. Weaving provided employment for numerous homesteader families in the 1930s and ‘40s, and a new exhibit commemorates that connection to the past. Many enjoyed the horse-drawn wagon tour of the historic community. An eagle from the West Virginia Raptor Center made the children ooh and aah. The antique cars, trucks, and tractors on display did the same for their elders. Hope to see you at the next festival on July 12, 2014!

A HUGE THANKS to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped to make it a success. We cannot thank you enough, and we would not be able to host this event without you!

Check out event photos on our Facebook page.