Sauder Village - Free Admission June 9, Lucas Co. Residents

Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by: Kim Krieger | Category: Events

Archbold, OH – On Saturday, June 9 all residents of Lucas County will receive free admission to Historic Sauder Village for “Lucas County Community Appreciation Day.” Create special memories with your family and Lucas County neighbors while visiting more than 40 historic homes and shops, trying hands-on activities and having fun in the past at Sauder Village!

“As a non-profit organization we appreciate the support we have received from our local community over the past 37 years,” shared Debbie Sauder David, Sauder Village executive director. “We are humbled by all those who have helped sustain my grandpa’s dream and we understand the importance of giving back to our neighbors.”

To thank the Lucas County community, a special event has been planned on Saturday, June 9. From 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. all Lucas County residents will receive free admission to Historic Sauder Village. Please be prepared to present a drivers license or other form of identification to verify county residency.

“We realize that many Lucas County residents haven’t been to Sauder Village since they came on a school bus or brought their children many years ago,” shared Jeanette Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We are offering free admission to Lucas County residents not only as a way to say thank you, but also to encourage people to visit and see all the changes that have taken place over the years.”

On this special day, there will be a special hands-on opportunities for guests to enjoy. In our historic homes guests can help make butter, cookies, beaten biscuits and apple butter rolls. There will be two “Meet the Animal” sessions where guests can get an up-close look at some of our farm animals and guests can also help shell beans – another traditional activity on the farm! Families can also create special memories while playing old-fashioned games together. To add to the day’s festivities, guests will have a chance to enter a drawing to win prizes and will have an opportunity to purchase discounted Sauder Village memberships.

Throughout the day guests will have an opportunity to experience the daily lives of our ancestors while visiting with costumed guides in historic homes, farms and gardens, and community shops. Guests will also enjoy watching the many craftsmen at work in the Village including the glassblower, potter, blacksmith, weaver, spinner and many others! This will be a great opportunity for Lucas County residents to visit Natives and Newcomers and explore Pioneer Settlement. Families with young children will enjoy spending time at Little Pioneers Homestead where they can “play pioneer” as they gather eggs, milk the fiberglass cow and play in the log cabin.

“Many people in our region don’t realize what a recognized tourist destination Sauder Village is in the state of Ohio,” shared Smith. “As Ohio’s largest living-history destination, Sauder Village now welcomes nearly 100,000 guests each year with even more people dining at the Barn Restaurant, staying at the Inn and Campground or enjoying our many retail shops.”

The Sauder Village mission is to provide guests with experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity, and fun. Since opening in 1976, Sauder Village has grown to a 235-acre complex with more than 450 employees and 400 adult and 200 youth volunteers. As Ohio’s largest living history destination, Sauder Village includes the award winning Historic Village, the 98-room Sauder Heritage Inn, a 48-site campground, the 350-seat Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery, and banquet seating for 750 in Founders Hall. The Historic Village preserves more than 75 historic structures and nearly 50,000 artifacts where history is brought to life through stories, demonstrations, and programs. Proceeds from the retail and hospitality areas, along with admissions, memberships, and donations, contribute to the financial support for this 501(c)(3) organization.

Other upcoming Sauder Village events include Dairy Days June 12-17, Tractor Event June 16, Focus on Fiber Arts June 23 and an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July event July 4 featuring a U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. And again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season! For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage

Bring the whole family to Sauder Village on Saturday, June 9 for “Lucas County Community Appreciation Day” to enjoy free admission for Lucas County residents and make your own special memories at Sauder Village.

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Organization Address: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH, 43502