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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 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 January 30, 2019
    Due to frigid temperatures, we will be closed Wednesday, Jan, 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31. The post Closed due to weather appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday December 28, 2018
    Thanks to the generosity of the Tirekickers car club, Santa came to Arthurdale Heritage again this year and brought every boy and girl a nice gift!  To see all the photos of the evening, please click on this link:   The post Christmas with Santa 2018 Photos appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday December 27, 2018
    The post Holiday office hours appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Saturday November 17, 2018
    Learn how to make your own unique ornaments by using an ancient pottery-making technique, “slab building” that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Instructor Susan Ramey of The Arts Council of Preston County has graciously offered to teach one of her popular classes at Arthurdale Heritage! *All materials provided including clay, glaze and firing *Minimum of 4, maximum of 16 students *$40 AHI members, $45 non-members Payment due in advance. This class ... read more The post Pottery class—Christmas ornament appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018
    The visitor center is in need of an iPad Air 2 or 3. If you are going to upgrade or have one you aren’t using, please consider donating it to AHI. All gifts are tax deductible. Monetary donations to support tech can be donated at any time or through our current Facebook fundraiser. Thank you! The post Help AHI upgrade! appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Saturday October 13, 2018
    October 27th will come alive with all things that “go bump in the night” as West Virginia Storytelling Guild members gather at the Center Hall in Arthurdale for an evening of spooktacular tales. At 6:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the great Hall, 5 tellers from across the state will spin a favorite tale from the ghost tale genre, each attempting to “out-tell” the others. The featured tellers for this event are seasoned tellers, all. Stas’ Ziolkowski from Shepherdstown WV ... read more The post Halloween Spooktacular Stories October 27th appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Thursday October 04, 2018
    The 2018 Craft Show and Fall Festival is just around the corner! Join us in Arthurdale on Saturday, October 13 for fun from 10 am – 4 pm. Free parking and admission with something for the whole family! Don’t miss live music with the West Virginia Hitchers playing from 11:30-1:30. Indoor + Outdoor Craft Show with talented WV artisans and handmade goods Hayrides Face painting Kid’s Activities Artisan demonstrations Visit the homestead animals Yummy Homemade food–favorites like Roger’s Sloppy Joe’s ... read more The post Craft Show and Fall Festival October 13 appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2018
    The Arthurdale Heritage office will be closed to the public on Monday, July 2nd to observe the Independence Day holiday. Tours are available this weekend with regular hours and will resume on Tuesday, July 3rd. The post No tours Monday July 2nd appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Sunday June 17, 2018
    Congratulations to this years participants in the second annual Goat Gallop 5k for hoofin’ it through Arthurdale with us today! A big thank you to the volunteers who made the day possible. The results of the race are available now at the Goat Gallop website and are posted below. We’ll see you next year! 2018 Results Overall Results Women 1 Martin, Allie W13 Runner 20:40.47 2 Stark, Chloe Ann W14 Runner 21:46.06 3 Mihoces, Kacey W24 Runner 21:53.75 Overall Results ... read more The post Goat Gallop 5k 2018 Results appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday June 12, 2018
    On Saturday June 16th, the AHI museum will be open free of charge to celebrate the Preston County Bicentennial and welcome the Goat Gallop 5k. Please note the modified Saturday hours of 9 – 12. The post Celebrating Preston County Bicentennial, AHI Museum hours June 16 from 9 – 12 appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »

Concerts in West Virginia


2/24/2019 19:00 Shinedown
3/02/2019 20:00 Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
3/22/2019 20:00 Kansas - The Band
3/29/2019 19:30 Graham Nash
4/05/2019 19:00 Casting Crowns


3/24/2019 19:00 Experience Hendrix


4/28/2019 19:00 Mountain Stage


2/23/2019 20:00 Dwight Yoakam
2/23/2019 20:00 Josh Turner
3/22/2019 19:00 The Oak Ridge Boys
4/06/2019 19:00 Marty Stuart
4/12/2019 19:00 Travis Tritt
5/04/2019 20:00 Home Free Vocal Band


3/09/2019 19:30 Steve Martin & Martin Short
4/13/2019 17:00 Jeff Dunham
4/16/2019 19:30 David Sedaris
4/27/2019 20:00 Billy Gardell
5/18/2019 20:00 Kathleen Madigan


3/15/2019 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: Solomon Howard - Brahms Symphony No. 4
3/31/2019 19:00 Jack Quartet
4/26/2019 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: John Devlin - Once upon a Time...
5/17/2019 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: John Devlin - Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony


3/30/2019 19:00 For King and Country