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.
We arrived in Archbold four years ago, and immediately joined Sauder Village. Our kids have now grown up with The Village and continue to want to go again and again. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and there is a huge variety of special programs in addition to the village itself which provides more to discover each visit. We enjoy the train and the buggy rides nearly every time. We used to drive from two hours away to spend the day. Now there is even more to see. You won't want to miss the opportunity to come to Sauder Village!