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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.


Check out the New Deal Festival’s TV Ad

The New Deal Festival’s TV spot is now airing throughout north central West Virginia, western Maryland, and southwestern Pennsylvania. Click below to check it out.

New Deal Festival Program – Available for Download!

This year we are able to publish the New Deal Festival program online in advance of the event.  Everyone who attends gets a printed copy of this with General Admission.  Please help us spread the word about the New Deal Festival and let your friends know to take a look at the program!

Download the New Deal Festival Program (30 MB .pdf)

New Deal Festival Program

Please note that the New Deal Festival program requires Adobe Reader to view.

Governor Manchin Proclaims July “Arthurdale Heritage Month”

Arthurdale Heritage President Sarah Barnes (left) and AHI Executive Director Jeanne Goodman (right) display Governor Manchin's proclamation declaring July 'Arthurdale Heritage Month.'

Arthurdale Heritage (AHI) is celebrating its Silver Anniversary this July at its New Deal Festival. To kick off the celebration, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin issued a proclamation declaring July ‘Arthurdale Heritage Month.’

“We are delighted that Governor Manchin has honored our beautiful community by declaring July ‘Arthurdale Heritage Month,’” said AHI President Sarah Barnes. “This recognition helps us spotlight the important role our state played during the New Deal era.  Eleanor Roosevelt would be proud to know that her ‘little village’ is doing so well and telling the story of what she set out to accomplish,” Barnes said.

The New Deal Festival is Saturday, July 10th and features artisan demonstrators, a craft market, living history actors, an antique car, truck, and tractor show, quilt show, kids activities, live entertainment, barbecued chicken dinners, and more. More information about the New Deal Festival is online at: http://www.newdealfestival.org.

Throughout its 25 years, AHI has tirelessly worked to restore and preserve the New Deal Homestead Community of Arthurdale. The organization started as a grass-roots community group in 1985, raising money through donations from local residents and businesses. Today, AHI has successfully restored and preserved five buildings comprising the New Deal Homestead Museum. AHI also has three major capital projects underway to restore five additional structures.

“Arthurdale Heritage has truly been a grassroots organization.  Those of us involved in 2010 are so grateful to the determined group who started the organization 25 years ago and the community who supported it. They worked so hard to raise every penny to restore what is now the New Deal Homestead Museum today.  The community of Arthurdale is such a wonderful place to live – due, in no small part, to the efforts of this organization.  Without AHI, the community would be another town with abandoned buildings and struggling to survive.  The people of Arthurdale are to be commended for their efforts over the years by taking such pride in their community and seizing the opportunity to tell their story,” Barnes said.

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin issued this proclamation declaring July 'Arthurdale Heritage Month.'