Connect kids to history during Sauder Village Homeschool Days

Press Staff Writer

       Homeschool families from throughout the region are invited to attend Sauder Village Homeschool Days Sept. 8-11.
        Homeschool families will receive discounted admission of $8 per person for ages 6 and up, and $12 for a chaperone/parent (with one parent/teacher being free).
        “Our historic interpreters and working craftsmen help bring history to life for students of all ages,” said Kim Krieger, media relations manager at Sauder Village. “Homeschool Days are a great time for families to have fun in the past while learning something new about history, crafts, and science.”
        Throughout Homeschool Days a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities have been planned for children to enjoy, in addition to engaging opportunities to explore Ohio’s rich history from 1803 through 1928.
        The STEM activities will vary by day and include a “Blow Your Top” experiment, amazing eggs-periments, milk science, and engineering challenges. There will also be special weather-themed activities in the Nature Center and a Virtual Watershed Activity presented by the Defiance County Soil and Water Conservation District on Thursday, Sept. 9. Activities and demonstrations are subject to change.
        “In addition, our 1920s Main Street is a fully immersive learning experience that teaches invaluable lessons about hard work, perseverance, and innovation – inspiring students of all ages to leave their mark on the world today,” Krieger added. “We offer homeschool families a place to laugh, learn, and connect while making history of their very own.”                 Other highlights of a visit to the historic village include exploring the Museum Building, taking a free train ride, and meeting many farm animals.
        Throughout the village. talented craftsman will demonstrate their trades in places like the Spinning Shop, Pottery Shop, Tin Shop, Cooperage, Basket Shop, Weaving Shop, and Glassblowing Shop.     
        The Walk Through Time Experience provides a chance to explore wigwams and a trading post at Natives & Newcomers and to visit historic homes, a log school, barn, and gardens in the Pioneer Settlement Area. Guests can learn about life in the 1920s in rural Ohio as they explore the Grime Home and barns.
        Sauder Village is located at 22611 SR 2 in Archbold. The Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and is closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays this season.
        For more information, call 800-590-9755, visit or follow Sauder Village on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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