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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

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People 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 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 »
  • Posted on Monday June 11, 2018
    Please join Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. and the Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale for the New Deal Festival Quilt Show – Wrapped in His Love July 14, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale Quilts will be accepted from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, July 13th at the Church. All bed sized quilts will be displayed and identified by Quilter, Designer, Long-Arm Quilter as applicable, and approximate year of creation. Quilts will need to be ... read more The post Call for Quilts! New Deal Festival 2018 appeared first on Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. Continue Reading »
  • 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 Aurora Area Historical Society, in its new building, features collections ranging from old-time retail and farming to ... 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 »

Concerts in West Virginia

R&B / SOUL

10/05/2018 20:30 Carpenter Ants
11/10/2018 20:00 The Four Tops & The Temptations

POP / ROCK

9/23/2018 19:00 Amanda Shires
10/06/2018 20:00 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
10/07/2018 19:30 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
10/11/2018 19:30 Barenaked Ladies
10/12/2018 21:00 Maren Morris
10/21/2018 19:00 The Bottle Rockets
10/27/2018 20:00 .38 Special
11/06/2018 19:30 Brian Wilson
11/07/2018 3:30 Papadosio
11/11/2018 19:00 The Lone Bellow
11/17/2018 20:00 Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul
11/17/2018 19:00 Lynyrd Skynyrd
12/09/2018 19:00 98 Degrees
3/29/2019 19:30 Graham Nash

OTHER

9/21/2018 19:30 Surf's Up! - A Tribute to the Beach Boys
9/22/2018 19:30 Purple Madness - Prince Tribute
10/19/2018 19:30 Slippery When Wet
12/22/2018 19:30 Feel The Love - Celebrating A B.E. Taylor Christmas

NEW AGE

10/21/2018 19:00 MercyMe
11/01/2018 19:00 Big Church Night Out
12/01/2018 18:00 The Roadshow Christmas: Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson & Leanna Crawford
12/16/2018 18:00 Newsboys

JAZZ / BLUES

11/03/2018 20:30 Qiet
11/09/2018 20:00 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
12/04/2018 19:30 Gregory Porter
12/07/2018 19:30 Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
1/17/2019 19:30 Jazzmeia Horn
1/20/2019 19:00 Mountain Stage
4/28/2019 19:00 Mountain Stage

HOLIDAY

11/30/2018 19:30 Motown Christmas Spectacular
12/14/2018 19:00 A Family Christmas

COUNTRY / FOLK

9/28/2018 19:30 Thomas Rhett, Brett Young & Midland
10/12/2018 20:30 Woody Pines
10/12/2018 21:00 Jamey Johnson
10/13/2018 20:00 Jamey Johnson
10/23/2018 19:30 Russell Moore
10/26/2018 19:00 Jake Owen, David Lee Murphy & Morgan Wallen
12/07/2018 21:00 Clint Black
12/07/2018 19:30 Old Dominion
12/08/2018 20:00 Clint Black
2/01/2019 19:00 Luke Combs
4/06/2019 19:00 Marty Stuart

COMEDY

10/20/2018 20:00 Frank Caliendo
11/01/2018 19:30 John Mulaney
11/24/2018 21:00 Jeff Foxworthy
11/24/2018 18:00 Jeff Foxworthy
11/30/2018 19:30 Cloud 9
12/01/2018 19:30 Cloud 9
12/02/2018 14:00 Cloud 9
3/09/2019 19:30 Steve Martin & Martin Short
4/13/2019 17:00 Jeff Dunham
4/16/2019 19:30 David Sedaris

CLASSICAL

9/24/2018 19:30 WVU Wind Symphony
9/27/2018 19:30 WVU Symphony Orchestra
10/02/2018 19:30 WVU Symphonic Band
10/19/2018 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: Bella Hristova - Tchaikovskys Pathetique
10/19/2018 19:30 West Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Lee Greenwood - Salute to America
10/20/2018 20:00 West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
11/15/2018 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: Alexi Kenney - A Night in Vienna
12/13/2018 19:30 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
1/18/2019 19:30 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra: Superheroes!
2/17/2019 15:30 Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh
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 - Tchaikovskys Fourth Symphony

BLUEGRASS

9/28/2018 20:30 Strung Like A Horse
12/01/2018 19:00 The Wheeling Jamboree Christmas

ALTERNATIVE

9/29/2018 20:30 PA Line
11/25/2018 19:00 Jason Mraz
12/08/2018 18:00 Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin
12/15/2018 20:00 Aaron Lewis
2/10/2019 19:30 Yonder Mountain String Band

50s / 60s ERA

10/13/2018 19:00 Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 16