Events

March 16, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free -11AM, Museum A41uditorium - Alan Fitzpatrick, Siege of Fort Henry           Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

April 12, 2019 - Pay it Forward - Join us and students from Tusk Valley High School, clean up the grounds and the museum before opening day. Rakes shovels and gloves would be handy items to bring with you.                                        Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

April 20,  2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free -11AM, Museum Auditorium - William Hunt, John Montour (first person presentation)            Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 3, 2019 Revolutionary War School Day  @ Fort Laurens Museum 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for Revolutionary War School Day on Friday, May 3, 2019. This event is in partnership with Archbishop Hoban High School. This event focuses on Revolutionary War history with hands on curriculum based activities.                                                                                    Stations include:      Artillery     Musket Drills        Spy Activities        Rev War Medicine        and much more!                                    Special guests will include:       Benjamin Franklin       George and Martha Washington      General Lachlan McIntosh                                

This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Admission is $5 per student. One adult admission is free per class or group. Additional adults are $5 each. Reservations are required. For more details or to reserve your spot before April 26, please call 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195.

 

 

May 4, 2019     MUSEUM OPENING DAY - Fort Laurens Museum opens for the 2018 season . Tour the museum, which explores the life and experience of soldiers stationed at Fort Laurens. Dress up like a soldier or lady of he Revolution at the  interactive dress-up station, and meet Revolutionary War soldiers.

MUSEUM HOURS - MAY, Sat. 11- 4, Sun. 12 - 4                                                                                                                                                                    JUNE-AUGUST, Wed-Sat. 11- 4,  Sun. 12 - 4                                                                                                                                       SEPT. - Fri & Sat 11 - 4,  Sun. - 12 - 4                                                                                                                                                  OCT. - Sat - 11-4,  Sun - 12 - 4                                                                                                                                                             Nov. CLOSED

ADMISSION - $5 for Adults, $3 for Children (5-17) and Always free to military personnel with Identification

   Contact us” or Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 4, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. Bob Robling, Benjamin Franklin (First person Presentation) Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 4, 2019 - Character Walk - 1 PM - 4 PM - Visitors will walk the grounds and encounter various characters associated with Fort Laurens including Simon Girty, John Gibson, and some famous Fort Laurens descendents.       ADMISSION $10 per person which includes entrance to the museum. Tour will leave every 20 minutes.                 Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 18, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. “What bones tell us”, Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May (TBA), 2019  Village of Bolivar Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - steps off at 10 AM from Tuscarawas Valley Intermediate School in Bolivar and marches to Fort Laurens Cemetery

FYI - Zoar parade steps off at 8:00 AM from Zoar church and marches to Zoar Cemetery

 

June 22, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium.-   Matt Wulff, Henry Bouquet’s Destiny Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

July 10 , 2019 - History Day Camp for Kids- Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

Travel back in time and explore the America of centuries past during History Camp at Historic Zoar Village and the Fort Laurens Museum! Each day, learn about a different period in American history, including the Revolutionary War and Canal life. Students will experience history hands on through engaging interactive demonstrations, participating in a day in the life of the Separatists of Zoar, and meeting the people who lived at the time. July 10 and 11 will take place in Zoar. July 12 will take place at Fort Laurens. Each day, camp beings at 1pm and ends at 4pm. Cost for the camp is $10 per child per day, or $25 for all three days and includes an afternoon snack. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195. Reservations are due by July 5.

 

July 13, 2019 SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. Geoff Baggett, Fort Jefferson, The Lost Fort Of KentuckyCall (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

July 13-14 , 2019 - Revolution on the Tuscarawas -  Brigade of the American Revolution reenactment -  Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel back in time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment. On Saturday,  explore British and Continental camps, meet soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about early American life, and more! Kids can enjoy musket drills, colonial American games, and crafts throughout the event. Tours of Fort Laurens Museum and grounds will run during both days. To close out the event, watch a mock battle for American Independence. Admission for the event is $10/for adults and $5 for children 12 & under. Hours for the event are Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 “Contact us” or Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

July 16 , 2019 - Adult History Camp - Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

Ever wanted to attend History Camp only to be told it was only for kids? Well not anymore! Adult campers will explore life on the Ohio Frontier through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and storytelling from costumed historical interpreters. Camp will take place daily from 1pm-4pm. July 16, 17, and 18 will take place in Zoar with July 19 taking place at Fort Laurens. The cost is $25 per adult per day or $85 for all four days and includes an afternoon snack. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-874-3011. Reservations are due by July 12.

 

July (TBA), 2019   Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Patriot   Join the Sons of the American Revolution chapters from around the country for a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot at Fort Laurens on Saturday, July 28. This ceremony will include a keynote address, a color and honor guard, and a wreath laying. It is free and open to the public to attend.

 

Aug. (TBA) , 2019 - Sons of the American Revolution Vigil and Changing of the Guard - Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. The SAR will stand vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution on the grounds of the Fort Laurens Museum. Each participant will stand guard for thirty minute shifts and perform a replica of the vigil at the National Tomb of the Unknown Solider including the changing of the guards. SAR members or chapters wishing to participate can call 330-874-3011 for more details. This event is free and open to the public and will take place between 9am and 7pm. (Call (330) 874-2059 for info or 330-874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info.

 

Aug. 17 , 2019- SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium - , John Heil, The History of Gnadenhutten

 

Sept 21, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Michael Lea- 18th Century Black Powder Weapons

 

Sept.(TBA), 2018 Moccasin Roast Dinner  5-9 PM  reservations only (“Contact us” or 330-492-5918 for info)  Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation. Speaker will be Nancy Shirm Wright the 2016 - 2019 Regent, Ohio Daughters of the Amerrican Revolution                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Oct. 11, 2019 - Archaeology School Day - Discover archaeology at the Fort Laurens Museum. Throughout the day, learn the trade, tools, and discoveries of archaeologists. Hands-on activities will engage students in archaeological practices including a mock dig, flint knapping, atlatl throwing, cabin construction, lego stratigraphy, mosaic puzzles, and metal detecting. Students will also participate in recreating famous archaeological discoveries. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Cost for this event is $5 a student. One adult per group is free, each additional adult is $7, and all teachers are free. Reservations are required for the event and can be made by calling 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195. Please register by October 4. This event runs from 9am- 3pm

 

Oct. 12, 2019 - FORT DAYS - A day of celebration for the frontier forts of the Midwest. Join Fort Laurens and other regional forts for information, reenactors, demonstrations, and fort videos.

 

Oct. 19, 2019 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Larry Nelson - The Battle of Fallen Timbers.

 

Oct 25 & 26, 2019 Ghost Tours - Tour the dark grounds by lantern light and listen to the haunting tales of the ghosts of Fort Laurens. American and British soldiers haunt the grounds, looking for lost souls like themselves. Tours begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 25th and 8:30 PM on the 26th. and leave the museum every 15 minutes. Space is limited on these tours, and they fill up fast! To make a reservation, call (330) 874-205, or email fortlaurens@gmail.com. $10 per Adult

 

Oct 27, 2018 Museum Closing Day

 

Nov. 10, 2018  Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Tomb of Unknown Patriot and Luncheon 11:00AM - 1:00 PM    Join Fort Laurens Museum as we honor the sacrifices of veterans, both past and present, in this intimate wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. The program includes an honor and color guard, a keynote speaker, and the wreath laying ceremony held at 11am. Immediately following the ceremony, a lunch provided by of the Friends of Fort Laurens will occur. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundatio

 

Nov. 16, 2019- SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Seth Angel- The Frontier Life of John Gibson, (First Person Presentation)

 

Nov. (TBA) - Winter Encampment 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Soldiers from the Brigade of the American Revolution celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the march from Fort Pitt to Fort Laurens with a parade and winter encampment.