Author to visit Sauder Village


Author Shirley Showalter will be at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio, this week to promote her new book, Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. She has scheduled an evening book signing on Thursday and a free lecture Friday morning.

In her Mennonite memoir, Showalter recounts a farm girl’s life among the “plain” people of Lancaster County and her yearning for the “fancy” world. Her book takes an affectionate look at an American religious subculture that has fascinated outsiders for centuries and includes Mennonite recipes and vintage photos. It will be available for sale at the Sauder Village Gift Shop as well as at the two events.

Showalter will be at the Sauder Heritage Inn lobby on Thursday at 7 p.m. She will have books for sale and will be visiting with guests and signing her books.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, she will present a free lecture in the Museum Building at Historic Sauder Village. She will also be signing books after the lecture.