Events

March 17, 2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free -11AM, Museum Auditorium - Alan Fitzpatrick - The White Indians, Captives in the Upper Ohio Valley                                                                                                                                                                               Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

April 20, 2018 - 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 21,  2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free -11AM, Museum Auditorium - Dave Westrick- Simon Girty- 1st Person Presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                        Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

April 21, 2018 - 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

 

April 27, 2018 - Home School Day 10 AM - 4 PM Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 5, 2018      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

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 19, 2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Bill and Cara Elder - George and Martha Washington - 1st Person

 

May 28, 2018 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 16, 2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium.- Vane Scott - “The Many Faces of Old                                    Glory”  Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

June  30, 2018 - Let Them Eat Cake - 1 PM - 4 PM. Dress in your finest and join Fort Laurens for an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 30. Sample teas and desserts from the British Empire and explore the history of the period. This program is by reservation only and costs $10/person. Admission includes all samples and tours of the museum.                 Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for reservations

 

July 4, 2018 - 11:AM - Guest Speaker and wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot

July 13, 2018 - History Camp - Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

July   14 - 15, 2018 - 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 20, 2018 - Adult History Camp - Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

July 21, 2018- SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. -  Mary Stockwell - Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America

 

July 28, 208   Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Patriot   Join 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. 11, 2018 - 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. 11, 2018- SPEAKER SERIES - Roundtable Discussion - Tomb of the Unknown Patriot

 

Aug. 18, 2018  Jog for Logs - . Registration information is on the Fort Laurens website at fortlaurens.com, or call 330-874-2059 with questions.

 

Sept 15, 2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Andrew Richmond - The History of Ohio’s First 100 Years in 10 Objects.

 

Sept. 29, 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. 20, 2018 - SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Ted Dudra - Theodore Roosevelt - 1st                                 Person

 

Oct 26-27, 2018 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. 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 28, 2018 Museum Closing Day

 

Nov. 11, 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. 11, 2018- SPEAKER SERIES - Free - 11AM in the Museum Auditorium. - Chris Hart - One Holy Night - Christmas Truce of World War I - 1st person

 

Nov. 17 - 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.