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Current Efforts

Your support of the mission to honor the past and inspire the future makes an important difference. Thank you for your generosity in contributing to the following efforts: 

  • Experience Fund: Your gifts to the Sauder Village Experience Fund can make a meaningful impact to help preserve and share our rich heritage that would otherwise be lost forever. Thanks to your generous support, we are able to keep historic interpreters, craftspeople and farmers in place to make the stories and activities of our heritage come alive, while providing family fun with a purpose. Click here to learn more and view the current Experience Fund brochure!
  • Student Education Fund: Sauder Village serves as an educational “learning lab” that offers experiences that simply can’t be duplicated in textbooks.  Due to budgetary constraints, many underserved students miss the opportunity to get beyond the classroom walls, even with special discounted school group admission rates. Thanks to the generosity of a family who believes that visits to Sauder Village shouldn’t be a privilege, but something that all kids get to experience, the new Student Education Fund was created.  You can also contribute to this special fund to help underwrite field trips and special programs that may otherwise not be possible.
  • Staff Campaign: Over the years, Sauder Village employees and volunteers have taken ownership of a number of special projects at Sauder Village by raising funds through an annual staff campaign.  We are fortunate to have such a special team of people who support the mission every day through their work to offer experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity and fun, while also giving of their personal resources. 
  • 1920s Main Street Community: Be part of the exciting expansion underway to replicate a 1920s Main Street Community. Both financial and in-kind/curatorial donations will help to authentically complete this authentic addition to the Walk Through Time experience at Sauder Village. Click here to learn more about this project
  • Giving Tuesday: Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
  • Farm Friends: With your support, our Farm Friends will provide fun, educational experiences not typically available to most people. Help keep the farm with its variety of farm animals a thriving part of the Sauder Village Experience.
  • Golf Outing: The Golf Outing proceeds benefit educational programming, including the Junior Historian program at Sauder Village. Participate or become a sponsor of the annual Tee it Up for Education Golf Tournament that is traditionally held the first Saturday in June. 

Giving is easy:

Click here to donate online!

Mail check payable to Sauder Village (PO Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502)

Call 419.446.2541

Contact: Maureen (  or Claire  (