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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sauder Village Open for 2011 Season!

Opening day at Historic Sauder Village is always a joyous occasion. After a long winter it's great to see the Village buzzing with activity . . . craftsmen at work in their shops, costumed guides sharing stories and guests of all ages having fun in the past.

Again this year we are pleased to kick-off the season with our annual Quilt Show. During the six-day Quilt Show both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts are represented. It has been an honor to showcase the talents of so many accomplished quilters for the past 35 years and we look forward to celebrating their fine craftsmanship for many years to come.

The Quilt Show runs through Sunday, May 1 in Founder's Hall. We hope you enjoy this short video clip featuring photos from this amazing exhibit and will make plans to join us.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Many Hands Make Light Work

If you think your spring cleaning projects seem exhausting, imagine trying to prepare more than 40 historic homes and shops for guests visiting from around the world! Sound like a daunting task? That’s why we so appreciate the help of volunteers! Today nearly 30 students from Pettisville High School are at the Village as part of a community service project. The Pettisville High School seniors are volunteering in the Village as a way to give back to the community before they graduate. Students have been raking and pruning, mudding the Lauber Shelter in Pioneer Settlement and washing windows and porches on historic buildings. Other groups of students are dusting, bagging candy and pricing new merchandise in Lauber’s General Store. As a non-profit organization, we truly appreciate the nearly 160 hours of service these hard-working students have contributed to Sauder Village. Thank you! Interested in getting involved? If your organization is looking to give back to the community we hope you’ll consider getting involved at Sauder Village. Projects will vary depending on the group size and time of the year, but we’d love to have you give us a call to discuss the opportunities! Please contact Kris Jemmott at 419.446.2541 to see how you can help make a difference at Sauder Village.