The Sylvania Historical Village is proud to announce a new series of events inviting the public to discover this “hidden gem.” Community Days in the Village, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month from June 3 though October 7, and will allow guests to experience the Historical Village with doors open and fully staffed. Designed for families and guests of all ages, there will be hands-on activities, demonstrations, and visits by area cultural and educational partners each month.
“We have been in downtown Sylvania since the 1990s, but even life-long residents don’t know we are here,” smiles Executive Director, Andi Erbskorn. “We are truly a ‘best kept secret,’ but our goal with Community Days is to share the secret so everyone will know. Guests from throughout the region will be able to explore our historic buildings and our Heritage Center Museum, try hands-on activities, and meet other regional partners. Admission is free to the public, and each month will bring slightly different activities encouraging guests to come back.”
Long noted as a field trip destination, the Historical Village includes several original and detailed reproduction buildings that tell the story of Northwest Ohio’s past. It is one of many great resources in Northwest Ohio. Erbskorn continues, “We are very excited to welcome our regional partners to our Community Days. It will give guests a chance to experience more of what makes Northwest Ohio great. Starting in June, we welcome Sauder Village and the Toledo Lucas County Library. July will bring Imagination Station and the Library again. The MetroParks Toledo will be here in August, and the Toledo Zoo will be presenting in September. In October we finish up with WGTE Public Media and the Olander Park District.”
We'll also be running a membership drive during the Community Days events to encourage area residents to become partners in preserving the past and helping the organization continue to provide outstanding programming into the future.