ARCHBOLD – On Saturday, July 20 all residents of Lucas County will receive free admission to Historic Sauder Village for Lucas County Community Appreciation Day. Make special memories with your family and Lucas County neighbors while having a blast in the past in the Historic Village and enjoying a free afternoon concert too.
“We look forward to having Lucas County residents join us on July 20 for this special opportunity to visit Sauder Village for free,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “Thanks to EDGE for sponsoring this special opportunity for all Lucas County residents to spend time together while visiting Ohio’s largest living-history destination for free!”
A visit to Sauder Village offers plenty for guests to see and do while visiting historic homes, farms, gardens and community shops. Families can now take a walk into a more modern age while exploring part of the 1920s Main Street. The relocated District 16 Schoolhouse and Doctor’s Office, as well as the Barbershop, Depot and Bandstand are now open at the 1920s Main Street. By late summer, plans call for the Livery, Car Dealership and Gas Station to also be ready for guests to enjoy.
Also new this season, a ride on the Erie Express Train is included with admission to the Historic Village. The train ride is not only fun, but also offers an easy way for guests to travel through the expanding “Walk Through Time” experience at Sauder Village.
Throughout the day guests can enjoy themed experiences with an emphasis on historic cooking, farming and crafts. Activities will encourage guests to discover the power of water, help pack a wagon, learn about horses, pigs, cows and how to milk a goat. Guests can explore the Museum Building, watch craftsmen at work, visit baby animals and explore the popular “Explore Our Ecosystem” hands-on exhibit in the Garden Shed.
On Saturday afternoon guests will also have an opportunity to enjoy the “Melodies on Main Street” Concert Series with special music presented by The Galbraith Clan. From old country and bluegrass to gospel and traditional Irish tunes, The Galbraith Clan is sure to amaze guests with their selection of songs. John and his daughters Lindsay and Laura will be performing at the 1920s Bandstand from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The afternoon concert is free and included with admission to the Historic Village.
“The annual County Day events are a great opportunity to share the Sauder Village experience with a large audience,” Krieger said. “Many people in our region don’t realize that Sauder Village is Ohio’s largest living history destination. Each year we welcome nearly 100,000 guests with even more people dining at the Barn Restaurant, staying at the Inn and Campground or enjoying our many retail shops.”
To receive free admission on Saturday, July 20, Lucas County residents should be prepared to present a drivers license or other form of identification to verify county residency.