Norwalk Reflector: Sauder Village hosting 'Monarchs & More Family Fun Day'

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Sauder Village hosting 'Monarchs & More Family Fun Day'

• Aug 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM

ARCHBOLD — From monarchs, bees and birds to composting, water quality, wildlife and wetlands, “Monarchs and More Family Fun Day” is a fun, free event to be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Sauder Village.

Sauder Village has partnered with the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District to present this hands-on opportunity for families to learn about conservation in a fun environment.

From 1 to 3 p.m. guests are invited to enjoy the many educational displays and hands-on activities taking place near Little Lake Erie at Sauder Village. Some of the free activities include a live hive demonstration shared by Roger and Judy Myers and macro invertebrates presented by The Quarry Farm Preserve and Conservation Farm.

There will be a Monarch Butterfly tagging program presented by the Toledo Zoo, face painting, fly tying and a nature-themed story time featuring Deb Swingholm’s new book April’s Rain. Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation will have a few animals for guests to meet and Joe Blosser will have animal pelts on display. Throughout the afternoon guests can take a free trolley ride to see all of the conservation practices installed by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Other presenters participating in this special event include Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Forestry, Fulton County Pheasants Forever, and Fulton County Farm Bureau. There will be free trolley rides to transport guests from the Picnic Area out to the activities near Little Lake Erie.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Sauder Village to present the Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” shared Amanda Podach, Fulton SWCD. “We look forward to having families from throughout the region join us to learn about composting, rain gardens, water quality, wetlands and so much more!”

In addition to the nature and conservation themed-activities taking place near Little Lake Erie, from noon until 4 p.m. guests are invited to also experience the unforgettable sights, sounds and memories from the past at Historic Sauder Village. Throughout the village guests can experience life in Ohio through activities and stories shared in the community shops, Native American area, Pioneer Settlement and the 1928 Grime Homestead.

Guests of all ages enjoy visiting places like the District 16 School, Grist Mill, Church, Doctor’s Office and General Store as well as taking a ride on the Erie Express Train or the horse and buggy. Other favorite stops are the new Garden Shed, Little Pioneers Homestead and the new exhibits in the Museum Building.

The Monarchs and More Family Fun Day is a free event with no charge for the activities near Little Lake Erie and no admission fee to visit the Historic Village. This free opportunity is made possible thanks to the following underwriters: CIG Financial Services, Fulton County Processing and Haas Door.

“We look forward to welcoming hundreds of families to Sauder Village on Sunday, September 9 for the Monarchs and More Family Fun Day,” shared Jeanette Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sauder Village. “We appreciate the many partner organizations and underwriters who have helped to make this free family event possible. This is an amazing opportunity for guests of all ages to learn something new while having a lot of fun, and all for free!”

Historic Sauder Village will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 with free admission for all guests. The free Monarchs and More activities near Little Lake Erie are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m.

Other upcoming Sauder Village events in September include Home School Appreciation Days, Celebrate our Artisans, Apple Week, Vintage Base Ball Tournament, and Fiber Arts Fest. October events include Transportation Exploration, Fall on the Farm/Scout Day, Community Health Day, Explore the Crafts and the annual Woodcarver’s Show and Sale. A complete schedule of 2018 events is available online at

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