You Can Make the Difference

You can make the difference.

Sauder Village began as the vision of one man who knew the importance of preserving and sharing the challenges and lessons of our past so that they can help shape the course of our future. Today, Sauder village belongs to all of us. It is our shared privilege and responsibility to ensure generations to come remain connected to our heritage.

The Sauder Village Experience is a labor-intensive undertaking. Although proceeds from admissions, hospitality and retail areas contribute to our educational mission, they do not cover the expense of maintaining the living-history village.

You can make a difference. Your gifts help sustain this vital educational resource for students of all ages, keeping it accessible and affordable for everyone now and into the future.


The Experience Fund

Erie instinctively knew that Sauder Village was most meaningful when educators and working artisans personally engage guests in the experience. The commitment to relating stories and activities from the past to our lives today remains our priority. Each season, an investment is made in the interpretive staff and historic structures that bring lessons from the past to life. Components of the Experience Fund include:

  • Little Pioneers Homestead
  • Historic Farming & Barnyard
  • Natives & Newcomers
  • Pioneer Settlement
  • Grime Homestead
  • Historic Community
  • Historic & Contemporary Trades
  • Volunteer Support