Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Arthurdale Heritage Inc

  • Arthurdale, WV
  • www.arthurdaleheritage.org

Mission Statement

Arthurdale Heritage Inc (AHI) was formed to save the central buildings of the first community built by the federal government during the Great Depression. It also saves the stories of the homesteaders plus items made and owned by them. It educates those who visit the area plus students from grade school to university.

Arthurdale was a pet project of Eleanor Roosevelt who visited often and was deeply concerned that it would be a successful example of how the long term unemployed could raise themselves up. AHI gives tours of five of the rehabilitated buildings that make up the New Deal Homestead Museum.

Main Programs

  1. Tours
  2. Historic arts & crafts classes
  3. Talks about Arthurdale History
  4. New Deal Festival
  5. Oral History Collection
Service Areas

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National

We are a tourist attraction and see people from across the country. Each year we also get a few international tourists who have read about us. Several classes come each semester from West Virginia University to learn about the New Deal and what happened in Arthurdale.

ruling year

1986

Executive Director

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Jeanne Goodman

Keywords

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Cultural history, New Deal history, Eleanor Roosevelt,

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EIN

55-0658260

 Number

7812697115

Physical Address

18 Q Road, Rte 92

Arthurdale, WV 26520 0850

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

Tours

We give personally guided tours through five of the buildings that we own including an original house with furniture made here in the 1930s.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

Historic arts & crafts classes

We teach the type of crafts original homesteaders would have known - they vary each year but have included quilting, knitting, black smithing, jewelry making, painting, stained glass, etc.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

Talks about Arthurdale History

The director presents programs around the area when invited - university gatherings, fraternal organizations, nursing homes, parent groups, retirement communities, classrooms. Also some university classes come to our site for a lecture and tour.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

New Deal Festival

The second Saturday of every July we hold a celebration of our history - live music, crafts market, festival food, antique car & tractor show, hay rides, special museum displays, an Eleanor Roosevelt re-enactor.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 5

Oral History Collection

From the beginning of AHI, members collected stories of living here in the 1930s. We continue to try to find people with connections to Arthurdale and collect their memories, photographs, and anything related.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

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National

We are a tourist attraction and see people from across the country. Each year we also get a few international tourists who have read about us. Several classes come each semester from West Virginia University to learn about the New Deal and what happened in Arthurdale.

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Arthurdale Hentage Inc
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Arthurdale Heritage Inc

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Executive Director

Jeanne Goodman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Randy Weaver

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