Sauder Village

From Ohio History Central

Beginning in the 1970s, Erie J. Sauder, the founder of the Sauder Woodworking Company, created Sauder Village near Archbold, Ohio. Sauder relocated several dozen buildings and other structures that dated from the nineteenth century to Sauder Village. His intention was to recreate a nineteenth-century community to educate people about the past.

Sauder Village has remained a popular tourist attraction since its establishment. Today, besides the nineteenth-century buildings, the village contains an inn, a bakery, a restaurant, a campground, and also a performance center. Although Erie Sauder died in 1997, his family continues to operate the village today.

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