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About Arthurdale

Arthurdale in West Virginia can be found in the 26520 zip code or postal code and is the kind of place you come to and relax. Leave the day-to-day stresses of live behind. Discover your Arthurdale, discover your happy place.

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Arthurdale Real Estate

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Fun in Arthurdale

We have a lot of fun around in land of Arthurdale. Here are some things you might be interested in.

Arthurdale, WV, was first known as ?The Reedsville Project? by the government employees who were sent here to establish the first New Deal community under the first of three Franklin Delano Roosevelt administrations.

Prior to FDR?s election in 1933, Eleanor became interested in the work of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization which had begun a child feeding program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia at President Hoover?s request. Clarence Pickett, secretary of the AFSC, was invited to Hyde Park, NY, FDR?s home, to discuss the AFSC?s efforts at vocational reeducation and subsistence living projects. FDR, after his 1933 inauguration, promoted a bevy of bills to address the problems of the Depression. One of these was a bill to establish a subsistence homestead fund. This bill interested First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and she, along with Clarence Pickett, who by then had been appointed chief of the Stranded Mining and Industrial Populations Section of the Department of the Interior, became involved with The Reedsville Project.

The Reedsville Project, later named Arthurdale after Richard Arthur, from whom the land was purchased, was begun in 1934 as a homestead community. Land was purchased, residents were selected, homes were constructed, more residents were selected, more homes constructed? until there were 165 homes and several community buildings including a school complex, built on approximately 1200 acres in rural Preston County, WV. Today, most of the community buildings still stand and most are part of the New Deal Homestead Museum.

Many of the new residents were displaced miners from the Scott?s Run area near Morgantown, WV, but some moved here from other areas of Preston County and WV. Some of the homes housed the government employees who were assigned jobs here such as teachers, physicians, surveyors, engineers, secretaries, etc.

The homesteaders themselves were responsible for paying rent, working and farming their allotted acreage, and some were employed to build new homes and the administration building, forge, gas station, cooperative store, craft shop, center hall, and school buildings. Some found work in the schools, post office, barber shop, and the Mountaineer Craftsmen?s Association. Some were hired to work in the numerous business ventures which were enticed to the area.

The federal government liquidated its holdings in Arthurdale in 1947; all homes and community buildings were sold to private ownership. In 1984, the community celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its homesteading. This celebration resulted in the establishment of Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., whose mission is to preserve the historic community of Arthurdale.

  • Posted on Thursday July 22, 2021
    Arthurdale Heritage museum will be closed to tours on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. During this time we will be doing some much-needed maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience, but please visit us at a later date! We are open Monday thru Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. To be guaranteed a tour please call ahead at 304-864-3959 or email us at americorps@arthurdaleheritage.org The post Closed for maintenance appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday June 03, 2021
    Treat your dad (or yourself) to a delicious spaghetti dinner. Arthurdale residents still rave about Mrs. Belmaggio’s mouthwatering spaghetti and meatballs. Meals include spaghetti with homemade meatballs in Mrs. Belmaggio’s legendary sauce plus garlic bread, salad, and dessert! Child’s meal includes a smaller portion of spaghetti with 1 meatball and dessert. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Pick up hours are 11-1:30. Order in our store or call us at 304-864-3959. Reserve your meal early because we read more The post Father’s Day Spaghetti Dinner appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Monday May 10, 2021
    Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the outdoor Spring Fling Craft Show featuring WV artisans and their HANDMADE goods. Visit historic Arthurdale on Saturday, May 15th to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. Free admission and free parking. Delicious homemade food available. Featured below is a sneak peak of some of the goods that will available at the craft show! We’re excited to see you there! The post Spring Fling Craft Show! appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday May 06, 2021
    Baby Goat Yoga on Saturday May 8th will be held inside the historic Center Hall due to inclement weather! For any questions call us at 304-864-3959 or email us americorps@arthurdaleheritage.org The post Baby Goat Yoga Update appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday April 29, 2021
    We are excited to serve a ham dinner for Mother’s Day, May 9th! Each meal will include ham, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, roll, coleslaw and dessert. Meals are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and younger. Order online at https://arthurdaleheritage.org/…/mothers-day-takeout…/ or call 304-864-3959. The post Meals still available! Mother’s Day Takeout Ham Dinner appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday April 16, 2021
    The annual community yard sale is back Saturday May 1st! Drive around historic Arthurdale and stop at the many houses that will be selling all sorts of treasures. Free maps with a list of sellers will be available outside the Visitors Center on Saturday morning. Want to add your house to our map? The deadline is Wednesday April 28 at noon. Registration is FREE! Call the office or email americorps@arthurdaleheritage.org with any questions. Add your listing to the online form (link below) read more The post Community Yard Sale 2021 appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Monday March 15, 2021
    The Arthurdale Heritage is hosting a community spring reading challenge from April 1st to April 30th. During this month we are challenging adults and kids to read everyday! We want kids to aim to read or be read to for 20 minutes each day, and for adult participants to read or listen to an audiobook for 30 minutes each day. Prizes will be awarded to child participants who read a total of 10 hours or more during the month and read more The post Spring Reading Challenge appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday January 27, 2021
    Featured in the latest issue of the Restoring Yesterday for Tomorrow newsletter is the story of Dorothy Mayor Thompson. In the article we mentioned an oral history interview conducted by Augusta Heritage with Dorothy Thompson in April of 1990. The post Voices from Arthurdale appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday December 10, 2020
    Due to the rise of COVID cases in our community, we are limiting the hours we will be open to the public. We will be open for special holiday shopping hours next Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Otherwise, if you would like to visit the craft shop or take a tour, please email or call. Our craft shop is full of local handmade items so please contact us and stop by! The post Craft Shop Holiday Hours appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday October 16, 2020
    Support Arthurdale Heritage and stock your freezer at the same time!  Up for your consideration is one half of a prime, locally raised, “Buckwheat Festival” hog ; generously donated to Arthurdale Heritage by Stone Paving.    This fundraising auction starts Sunday, Oct. 18 at noon and ends Oct. 28 precisely at noon. Big early and Bid often! To place your bid, click here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/half-a-hog–15687 Questions: ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or call 304 864 3959 The post Half a hog benefit auction appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »