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Mission: The purpose of sauder village is to depict the lifestyle and customs of the rural inhabitants of northwest ohio, as they took place more than a century ago, through demonstrations, activities and exhibits. Patrons are primarily from the surrounding tri-state area.

Programs: Sauder village operates a restaurant, bakery, inn, campground and banquet hall for the patrons of sauder village and the surrounding community. The revenue generated from these hospitality services is used to directly support the non-profit mission of sauder village. Note: total revenue from the restaurant, bakery, inn, campground and banquet hall is $3,932,299. A large portion is deemed to be unrelated to the organization's exempt purpose and is therefore considered taxable income.

the historic village continues to collect, preserve and communicate all available knowledge concerning the natural, cultural, and artistic heritage of the people in the northwest ohio region from the time of the first settlement through the present. There were 78,629 visitors during the current year.

a complete calendar of extra special events and activities is offered throughout the historic village season, ranging from our annual quilt show to hands-on "farm days" to a vintage base ball tournament. These special events are rooted in the heritage and activities from the past, attracting expanded audiences to the historic village experience, and providing our members opportunities to enjoy a variety of special programming throughout the season.

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Rating: 5

When you walk through the doors of the welcome center of Sauder Village, its like walking back in time 150 years! From the moment you enter the village, the interpreter's make their shop come alive! They tell of the history of their shop and what it was like working in the environment back in the early 1800's. From the smells of the farm house as the ladies cook, to the barn full of livestock ready to put in a good days work! The craftsmen that work there are incredible and knowledgeable. You can see glass blowing, pottery, tinsmith, cooper shop, blacksmith, basket making, spinning shop, rug weaving, quilting... and so much more!

The village has an incredible timeline from Natives and Newcomers area to the latest addition, the pioneer settlement! All with authentic homes and people working in them as they did back in the day.

I've volunteered at Sauder Village for five years and its the most enjoyable experience I've had! Its a great place to meet guests from all over the world! And a great family destination!

They do have excellent facilities: Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery, Founders Exhibition Hall, Campgrounds and the Heritage Inn! All on the Village property! Stay for a day or for a week and enjoy spending your time at one of the largest living history museums in the country!

Review from Guidestar