ARCHBOLD – The Village of Sauder will celebrate the automobiles of yesteryear on May 22 with a special vintage car rally in the Historic Village. Customers can learn about Ohio’s rich history while viewing automobiles, listening to special music, visiting animals in the barnyard, marveling at artisans, and hearing stories shared along the way. walk back in time from 1803 to the turn of the century.
“Sauder Village provides a unique backdrop for collectors to share their vintage cars with others,” said Kim Krieger, media relations manager. “This year again, guests will enjoy seeing a variety of Ford, Chevrolet, REO, Willys, Hudson, Buick, DeSoto and Dodge production cars on our 1920s Main Street and Village Green.”
The automobiles on display at the Sauder Village are from a much older period than some events, as the cars must be older than 1942, some even dating back to the early 1900s. Some cars already pre-registered for the rally include a Model T 1918 Touring, 1924 Overland Roadster truck, 1930 Ford Tudor sedan and 1941 Hudson Super Six.
Throughout the day, customers will be able to view cars and visit car owners, with appropriate social distancing in place. Late in the afternoon you can catch a traditional parade of cars on New Main Street from the 1920s. The Rich Auto dealership and gas station on Main Street from the 1920s will be another popular place to visit. This reconstructed building showcases the sale and repair of the automobile, one of the most iconic inventions of the 20th century.
In addition to the Vintage Car Show, a group will perform in the 1920s Main Street Lookout from 10:30 a.m. Guests will be able to explore buildings on the east side of Main Street, including the Farmers and Merchants Bank , Schuck Jewelry Store, Stotzer Hardware, Ohio Farm Office, and Barber Shop. The 1920s will come to life as families take a peek at what’s on the big screen, shop for treats at the candy store, explore grocery and clothing stores, explore the fire station, meet horses. in the livery and sip a chocolate. malt at the soda fountain.
Throughout the month of May, the historic village is open from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The village is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays this season. Admission is $ 20 for adults, $ 14 for students (6-16 years old) and free for members and children 5 and under. From June 2 to the end of October, the historic village will be open from Wednesday to Saturday.