The Recreated village is a restoration project of the Defiance County Historical Society. Begun in June 1966, it is an attempt, not only to restore a village with buildings typical of rural northwest Ohio in the early part of the nineteenth century, but also to provide a setting where the visitor becomes uniquely involved in the recreation of history.
AuGlaize Village presently consists of 41 new, restored and reconstructed buildings (circa 1860-1920). Some of the buildings on display include: a cider mill, a cane mill, sawmill, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, a church, one room school house, Miami & Erie Canal Lock-keeper's house, railroad station, two log cabins, barber shop, general store, telephone company building, post office, steam barn and smoke house.
AuGlaize Village is located on Krouse Road off US 24 just 3 miles west of Defiance, Ohio. Visitors will become uniquely immersed in the lifestyle of their pioneer ancestors thanks to more than 30 years of volunteer effort by members of The Defiance County Historical Society. Restored buildings (circa 1860-1920) include a cider mill, sawmill, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, a church, one-room schoolhouse, Miami and Erie lockkeeper's house, smokehouse, railroad station, village cook shed, two log cabins, barbershop, general store, telephone company, post office, and even a two-hole outhouse! Also found at the site are museums housing farm implements, steam engines, and other early vehicles of transportation, as well as military equipment and uniforms. You'll also enjoy the natural history and archaelogy displays. Completing the array is the Mansfield Museum - a huge red barn that is home to the Street of Shoppes, the Hall of Appliances, and an old-fashioned homemade ice cream parlor.
Several museums are open, including four farm museums housing small farm implements and large equipment, a military museum that exhibits military costumes of different periods, a natural history and archaeology museum, a model railroad museum that house a large collection of H O scale railroad equipment and an operating train layout.