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Arthurdale CoOp Store Farmers Market, Every Thursday Noon-4pm

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You can now purchase all your healthy needs for the week at our new Farmers Market! It will be running throughout the summer, so stop by the Esso Gas Station each week to see what fresh new items you can add to your menu. The CoOp store will also be open for your shopping pleasure. Hope to see you there!

Original Hodgson House

One of the 50 original Hodgson houses ordered from a catalog by President Roosevelt’s aide, Louis Howe, over 80 years ago was opened for a one-day tour on September 13. To commemorate the special day, remarks were made by Dr. Jenny Boulware of WVU, Jeanne Goodman, executive director, and Sharon Kees, who grew up in the home. The two-bedroom house also features a sun room off the living room.

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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.

 

Celebrate Preston County History Day on third Sundays July-October

Learn more about history in your backyard with Preston County History Days. Third Sundays from July-October:  July 20, August 17, September 21 and October 19.  Times and locations subject to change so check back for updates!

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project, on Rt. 92
    • Noon-4:00pm
    •  Open all dates
  • Kingwood’s James McGrew House, 1841 home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia, on Rt. 7
    • 1:00-3:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, and B&O bridges exhibit, 4-H Museum, Emporium and café on Rt. 72
    • 1:00 – 5:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Terra Alta History House, with 3 floors of Preston County history exhibits, photos and genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street
    • 1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Open through September only
  • Tunnelton Train Depot Museum, the 1913 brick train station once operated by the B&O Railroad, on Boswell Street (from Rt. 26 center of town go through underpass and the depot is on the left)
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open through August only
  • Westbrook’s Esso shows the full-service gas station of yesteryear and antique truck on display 101 West High Street (corner of Price and W. High Streets).
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Open all dates
  • Old Hemlock in Brandonville, country home of renowned outdoors author George Bird Evans.  A seven-room stone/log house constructed in 1782.   17098 Brandonville Pike.
    • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Open in September only