We love to tell the Sauder Village story . . . sharing information about our events, costumed guides, working craftsmen and the special activities we have to offer. However, there is also great value in hearing stories from a guest perspective - their thoughts, perceptions and experiences of Sauder Village and Archbold, OH.
We hope you enjoy this story shared in a recent issue of Rug Hooking Magazine by Linda and Nola - two talented rug hookers who joined us last summer for our Rug Hooking Event. They have truly captured the Sauder Village experience and we appreciate their help in sharing our story. Enjoy!
And now for the rest of the story . . .
Like everyone else, I always build up in my mind’s eye how a place will look and what it will be like even before I arrive. Sauder Village and Rug Hooking Week were no exception.
My sister Nola and I had an annual ritual. Each year, before she left for Sauder Village for the week, we talked about her upcoming trek to Ohio, like what she would bring for the booth and what she might be teaching, and who she might see while there. Our ritual wasn’t complete until she returned and filled me in on all the sights, sounds, and even tastes of the week.
Rolling into Archbold from hours on the interstate and years of having Nola paint a picture of the town I was still surprised. I have to say it right now: Archbold is an adorable town. Surrounded by neat fields of towering corn, Archbold is the kind of town you would see featured in a heart-warming movie about Americana. Perfectly manicured lawns and one adorable house after another met my eyes . . . . .