Make the past a part of your future at historic Sauder Village

Press Staff Writer

        Slow down, unplug and take a step back in time at Sauder Village, which will open for the 2021 season on Thursday, May 6.
        The 44th Annual Quilt Show will also kick-off the season with a spectacular display of quilts in Founder’s Hall, special exhibits, quilting demonstrations, and unique shopping.
        “A trip to Sauder Village promises to be a great way for families to create special memories together,” said Kim Krieger, Media Relations Manager. “We are looking forward to an exciting 2021 season as guests join us to enjoy stories, demonstrations, and fun activities while visiting historic homes, barns, gardens, and craft shops.”
      Visitors will want to make a stop at 1920s Main Street, where they can explore the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Schuck Jewelry Store, Stotzer Hardware, Ohio Farm Bureau Office, and the barbershop. The 1920s will come roaring to life as families take a peek at what’s playing on the big screen, buy sweet treats at the candy store, explore the grocery and clothing stores, explore the fire station, meet horses at the livery, and sip a chocolate malt at the soda fountain.
        Other highlights of a visit to the Historic Village include exploring the Museum Building, taking a free train ride, and meeting many farm animals.
        Throughout the Village, a number of craftsmen will demonstrate their trades in places like the Spinning Shop, Pottery Shop, Tin Shop, Cooperage, Basket Shop, Weaving Shop, and Glassblowing Shop. The Walk Through Time Experience provides a chance to explore wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers, and to visit historic homes, a log school, barn, and gardens in the Pioneer Settlement Area. Guests can learn about life in the 1920s in rural Ohio as they explore the Grime Home and barns.
        Sauder Village also offers a variety of unique shopping venues including the Village Gift Shop, Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, and an old-time General Store. The Sauder Store and Outlet offers a wide selection of ready-to-assemble furniture made locally in Archbold as well as home accessories.
        From quilts, hooked rugs, and antique cars to farm days, apple butter, crafts, and woodcarving, the 2021 season will also be filled with many special events. 
        To start the season, the 44th annual Quilt Show will take place from May 6-8 with hundreds of quilts on display in Founder’s Hall. This popular event celebrates the rich tradition of quilting while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of quilters from throughout the Midwest. This year’s event includes great shopping at Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop as well as educational demonstrations and special exhibits. Other spring events include Family Field Trip Days May 13 and 14, and the popular Antique Car Gathering on Saturday, May 22.
        New this year, a special “Opening Week Admission Deal” is being offered May 6-8 with a single-day ticket fee of $15 for adults and $10 for students. This price includes admission to the Historic Village and the Quilt Show in Founder’s Hall. Information about safety measures and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the “Know Before You Go” page of the website,
        Sauder Village is located at 22611 SR 2 in Archbold, minutes from Exit 25 of the Ohio Turnpike. Throughout May, the Historic Village is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Village is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays this season. Admission is $20 for adults, $14 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under. From June 2 through the end of October, the Historic Village will be open Wednesday through Saturday.
        Call 800-590-9755, visit the website or follow Sauder Village on social media for updates and info.


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