Sauder Village seeks help for exhibit

Staff report

As part of Archbold’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, Sauder Village curators and the Anniversary Planning Committee are requesting help from local community members to develop an exhibit to celebrate the town’s history and share how Archbold has developed and changed over the past 150 years.

The Archbold exhibit, “Building Our Community,” will highlight major events, challenges and successes in the Archbold community along with people who helped to shape it. The exhibit will be on display in the Sauder Village Museum building.

Kris Jemmott, director of historic village operations and a member of the committee, said the museum wants to hear from people who are interested in loaning items for use in the display or have information to share. They may contact Tracie Evans, Sauder Village curator of collections, at 800-590-9755 or send a message to [email protected] to make an appointment.

“We are excited to be working with the Anniversary Committee to put this display together but it will take a lot of community support and input to create this history exhibit,” Jemmott said. “We are currently looking for unique stories, old photographs, documents, interesting artifacts or anything else that may be of interest for this special exhibit. Monetary donations are also being accepted to help fund this project.”

For more information or to make a monetary donation, contact Steve Van Sickle, co-chairman of the 150th Anniversary Committee, at 419-445-6408.

Staff report