Jeanette Smith, director of sales and marketing at Sauder Village, said things have been going well this season.
“Attendance has been great, and guests have been coming from all over to visit this local treasure,” she said.
“We have noticed more first-time visitors, including guests from Canada, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Poland.”
The village held its annual rug-hooking event Aug. 14-17. Hooked rugs were displayed from 34 states and five countries.
The show featured a rug collection titled “American Sewn Rugs” that included a collection of early American needlework, created primarily in New England during the 18th century.
The collection was displayed only at the Sauder Village show, and drew rughooking enthusiasts from all parts of the U.S.
There was also a display of hooked rugs made of each United States president.
The display included knitted figurines of each of the 44 presidents. Those figurines are still on display at the village.
The collection was featured in USA Today, a national newspaper.
Sauder Village remains open through Oct. 27.