Archbold, OH – Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living-history destination, invites home school families from throughout the region to Home School Appreciation Days – September 6-10 and September 13-17. Families are encouraged to call and pre-register to receive discounted admission and special coupons for this great opportunity to connect your children to local history.
“Our costumed guides and working craftsmen help bring history to life for students of all ages,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “Home School Appreciation Days are a great time for home school families to have fun in the past while learning something new at Sauder Village!”
As a special for Home School Appreciation Week, if home school families call to make reservations they will receive a special discount – $7.00 admission per person for ages 3 and up. Guests must call 800.590.9755 and pre-register to receive this special home school discount. Throughout the Home School Appreciation Days at the Village a variety of STEAM activities (science, technology, education, arts & math) have been planned for children to try including marshmallow towers, catapult, marble maze, and an engineering challenge.
An award-winning living-history destination, Sauder Village offers plenty for guests to see and do while visiting historic homes, farms, gardens and community shops.
Families can take a walk through time while exploring wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers and then continue to the Pioneer Settlement Area to experience life in Ohio from the 1830-1870 at the log school, church, barn, homes, gardens and more! At the Grime Homestead guests can experience life in the 1920s while exploring a farmhouse complete with a telephone, radio and player piano! Throughout the Village guests can also marvel at craftsmen blending skill and creativity in glass, metals, fabric, wood and clay. Celebrating fine craftsmanship has been a cornerstone of the Sauder Village experience since the Village opened in 1976. Every day traditional and contemporary craftsmen not only demonstrate their trade but also offer hand-crafted items available for sale in places like the Spinning Shop, Pottery Shop, Weaving Shop, Glass Shop and Tiffin River Woodworks.
For guests with young children a visit to Sauder Village would not be complete without spending time in the log cabin, barn and garden at Little Pioneers Homestead or meeting the animals in the barnyard. A ride on the horse-drawn carriage and a trip around the Village on the Erie Express Train are also popular activities. Other favorite stops include a visit to the Ice-Cream Parlor and Lauber’s General Store.
Other upcoming Sauder Village events in September include Celebrate our Artisans, Apple Week and The Great Planting. October events include a Fiber Arts Fest, All Aboard Train Event, Fall on the Farm/Scout Day, Community Health Day and more!
Historic Sauder Village is open this fall Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. , Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4:00 p.m. The Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays and will close for the 2016 season on October 30. For more details about Home School Appreciation Days or other events planned at Sauder Village call 800.590.9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.