Heritage Shop Workday Planned At Sauder Village

VR LOGO - WEBArchbold, OH – Sauder Village is currently seeking creative people to help make handcrafted items for the new Heritage Shop at Sauder Village. A fun-filled workday has been planned on Tuesday, March 10 – providing people an opportunity to help make items for the shop and have fellowship with others who like to be creative!

“Our Heritage Shop features handmade exclusives made by friends of Sauder Village,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations at Sauder Village. “This shop has been an excellent way for people to help support the mission of our non-profit organization – either by donating a handcrafted item or by making a purchase from the shop.”

A variety of projects will be available for people to help with on Tuesday, March 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Village Café. The Heritage Shop Workday will give knitters an opportunity to make hats and headbands. Worsted weight yarn and a pattern will be available for people to use – just bring a size 8 – 17 inch Circular Needles and Size 8 Double Pointed Needles. If you are not a knitter there are still opportunities to get involved as another creative project will also be available.

Located in the lobby of the Sauder Village Welcome Center, all merchandise in the Heritage Shop is handcrafted and donated by people who care about the cultural and educational mission of Sauder Village. Items donated to the Heritage Shop are unique and go through a juried selection process. Donated items have been quilted, carved, painted, knitted, crocheted, hooked, woven, mixed media or fashioned in some other traditional method. Modern interpretations of traditional crafts are welcome and encouraged.

By purchasing items from this shop guests can not only take home a unique piece of quality craftsmanship, but also help share the heritage of this with the thousands of guests who visit Sauder Village each year.

“As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Sauder Village depends on gifts of time, talent and finances to help sustain our mission,” Krieger added. “Donating a handcrafted item to the Heritage Shop or participating in the Heritage Shop Workday are great ways to help support our efforts to keep costumed interpreters in our historic buildings, develop school programs, create new exhibits and provide hands-on demonstrations for guests to enjoy.”

Want to learn more about the importance of supporting non-profit Sauder Village? Guests can view a short video featuring Maynard and Myrl Sauder about the community’s role in supporting non-profit Sauder Village. The video can be viewed atwww.saudervillage.org/give

If you are interested in attending the Heritage Shop Workday or have an item you would like to donate to the shop please contact Debbi Russell at 800.590.9755 or e-mail her at drussell@saudervillage.org

For more information about special events, classes or planning a visit this season to Sauder Village visit www.saudervillage.org, call 800.590.9755, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage.


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