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Oh the New Years in our little community of Arthurdale, shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying time with friends and family. To be clear, Holiday cheer lives in Arthurdale, West Virginia. Around here, it's like the rest of the country, we all shop on Amazon.com for the most part because access to mega malls is slim. It's not a complicated place we live in, it's easy. Make Arthurdale, West Virginia your new home or just come to play. It's all here in Arthurdale!
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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.

Where is Arthurdale

On the map, Arthurdale is easy to spot, its that town right at the crossroads of The Best and Place in the World. Click more for more maps of Arthurdale and its surrounding countryside.

People of Arthurdale

One of our greatest assets are our people. Come and meet the citizens of Arthurdale

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Arthurdale Real Estate

One of West Virginia's up and coming communities, the Arthurdale real estate market is getting hotter by the month. If you've considered a move out of the day to day and were looking in West Virginia, you should be taking a look at Arthurdale

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 Wednesday May 23, 2018
    Learn more about the amazing history in your backyard during Preston County History Days on June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21.         Some sites charge admission; parking is free. Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building museum complex representing the New Deal subsistence homestead project championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, including a restored homestead, on Rt. 92.  Craft Shop also open. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open all dates Old Hemlock, country home of renowned outdoors author and Old Hemlock Setters’ breeder, George Bird Evans.  ... read more The post   Celebrate 2018 Preston County History Days on the third Sundays June – October appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018
    The 2018 Goat Gallop 5k Run / Walk is just around the corner and we can’t wait! Join us on Saturday, June 16 for a gallop around historic Arthurdale with the herd. Celebrate the history of Preston County by enjoying an event in the heart of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “Little Village”. Pre-registration closes Friday June 1st; this special pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt and saves $5! Registration will be open online and onsite until the event. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/WV/Arthurdale/goatgallop5k or stop by ... read more The post Hoof it through history at the Goat Gallop 5k appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday May 16, 2018
    Save the story of your family quilts or other ones that you cherish.  The WV Quilt Documentation Project is recording the history of quilts made in—or currently residing in—West Virginia. A documentation day is being held at the Arthurdale Inn (now WV Caring offices) on July 14 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass.  Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Kathy Opel via email (Kopel@yahoo.com) or by calling 304 329 1287.  During ... read more The post Quilt documentation comes to Arthurdale appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018
    The Arthurdale Heritage office will be closed Tuesday May 8th for Election Day. The office will reopen Wednesday, May 9th with normal hours. Check your voter registration status and find your polling place. The post Office closed May 8th appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018
    The Arthurdale Heritage office will be closing early this Friday (April 20th) at 2:00 pm for weekend event preparation. We’ll see you Saturday in Masontown at the Elimination Dinner–doors open at 5 and dinner is at 6. We’ll be back in the office Monday! The post Office closes early Friday April 20th appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday April 17, 2018
    The annual Arthurdale Community Yard Sale is Saturday May 5! 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 Friday April 27 at noon. Registration is FREE! Call the office or email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org with any questions. Add your listing to the online form at your convenience ... read more The post Community Yard Sale 2018 appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday March 27, 2018
    It may be playing hide and seek, but spring is just around the corner! Kick your cabin fever blues and join us at the Cabin Fever Craft Show Saturday, April 7th in AHI’s historic Center Hall. From 10 am – 4 pm, the Hall will be filled with talented West Virginian crafters and their handmade goods. Find new favorite things to brighten up your home, get a head start on graduation presents and summer birthdays, and enjoy a homemade lunch ... read more The post Cabin Fever Craft Show is back! appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday March 06, 2018
    We are glad to announce another chance for goat yoga! An additional date for goat yoga has been scheduled for Sunday, March 18 from 3-4 pm with instructor Holly Groves. Don’t miss a chance to do yoga with this year’s baby goats–they’re yoga masters! This will be the last session of goat yoga this year. Our kids are growing up so fast! Class size is limited to 25–reserve your space today! $45 / $40 for AHI members. Prepayment required. RSVP by contacting ... read more The post Last baby goat yoga class this season! appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Sunday February 25, 2018
    Enjoy a night with your friends and win big! $35 for dinner and a chance to win 1 of 13 cash prizes totaling over $2100, plus 12 hidden prizes on the board. Auctions, 50/50s, and other games of chance will help increase your odds. You have a 1 in 10 shot of winning! Winner does NOT need to be present to win! The Masontown Fire Hall doors open at 5pm and dinner begins at 6pm. There are a limited number ... read more The post Bring along your luck! Annual Raffle & Elimination Dinner appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Sunday February 25, 2018
    UPDATE! Last chance this season!  An additional date for goat yoga has been scheduled for Sunday, March 18 from 3-4 pm. Don’t miss a chance to do yoga with this year’s baby goats! This will be the last session of goat yoga this year. Our kids are growing up so fast! $45 / $40 for AHI members. Prepayment required. See more at the Facebook event! Goat yoga is coming to Arthurdale! Join instructor Holly Groves and baby goats for a ... read more The post Baby Goat Yoga coming to AHI appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »

Concerts in West Virginia

COUNTRY / FOLK

6/01/2018 19:30 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
9/28/2018 3:30 Thomas Rhett Brett Young & Midland