Welcome to Arthurdale, the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The first homesteaders arrived in 1934 and each property was 2 – 5 acres in size to allow the families to raise food and livestock. Modern amenities not commonly available around the country at that time – electricity, indoor plumbing, and a refrigerator – were provided to all 165 homes constructed by the federal government as a way to help families during the Great Depression. This ground-breaking project’s public buildings have been restored by residents who appreciated this second chance at life and knew the value of preserving it. A five-building museum is now open to the public year-round to tell the special story of the First Lady’s legacy.
- Posted December 8, 2016
We’re excited to extend the order for the limited edition “Arthurdale’s Angel” Eleanor Roosevelt t-shirt! Honor Arthurdale’s favorite First Lady and help AHI continue to grow! This exclusive image was created by a local artist and was inspired by 1930’s WPA art and movie posters. The image can be used only by permission of the artist. Now is your chance to pick up a unique tee for your self and your loved ones!
Order deadline is January 19th. Follow https://www.bonfire.com/arthurdales-angel-campaign/ to pick your favorite color tee and place your order.
Need a printable gift certificate to give before they arrive? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the shirt color you would like pictured.
Kroger shoppers can help Arthurdale Heritage with the swipe of a card! AHI is now registered in the Kroger Community Rewards program which donates funds to community schools and other nonprofit organizations. Take a few moments and register your account to support us with a swipe of a card!
1) Visit krogercommunityrewards.com to register your Kroger Plus account.
2) Select Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. (#87610) as the recipient of your Community Rewards.
Then, just shop Kroger! Every time your Kroger Plus Card is swiped, Arthurdale Heritage will receive a generous donation.
Note: You will still receive your Kroger Gas points so this is a win/win!