ARCHBOLD — The 2020 Best of Ohio list recently published by Ohio Magazine features Sauder Village as the best History Museum/Living History Attraction in Ohio.

Mark Nafziger, the resident potter at Sauder, was also selected for a top award as the best Ohio Maker/Artisan in Ohio for this year.

Late in 2019, Ohio Magazine editors asked their readers and website visitors to vote for their favorites throughout the state. From restaurants and festivals to lodging, culture, shopping and more … readers selected their Ohio favorites to be included in the January 2020 “Best of Ohio” issue of Ohio Magazine.

While visiting Sauder Village, guests can also visit Mark Nafziger at the Brush Creek Pottery studio. One of the many talented craftsmen at Sauder Village, Mark was also featured on the 2020 “Best in Ohio” list as the best Maker/Artisan in Ohio. Mark has been creating functional pottery at Sauder Village for the past 38 years. While he occasionally makes other ceramic art pieces, Mark mostly creates functional items including cups, plates, pots, and bowls, which are sold at the Sauder Village Gift Shop and Mark’s studio. While at Sauder Village guests can visit Mark’s studio to watch him work and gain insight into the process.

Sauder Village includes a historic village, restaurant, bakery, campground, country inn, banquet facilities, and shopping. A variety of special events are held throughout the season.

​Historic Sauder Village will open for the 2020 season on April 29 with the annual Quilt Show.

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