Events

Apr
21
Sat
Speaker Series
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be sure to save the following dates for the Fort Laurens Speaker Series. All speakers are to be determined. Be sure to check back for details or call 330-874-2059 for more details.

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 11, September 15, October 20

Character Walk
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on a journey through history on our very first Character Walk to be held at Fort Laurens. Visitors will walk the grounds and encounter various characters associated with Fort Laurens including Simon Girty, John Gibson, and some famous Fort Laurens descendants. Admission is $10 per person which includes entrance to the museum. Tour will leave every 20 minutes from 1:00 – 4:00.

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Apr
27
Fri
Homeschool Day
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore the range of history at Fort Laurens with interactive stations from American Indian activities to Revolutionary War history, and the Ohio and Erie Canal. This event is partnered with the Historic Zoar Village Spring Homeschool Day, which gives students the opportunity to experience two unique history sites in one day! Admission for Fort Laurens Homeschool Day is $3 per student. There is one free adult allowed per group, with additional adults $3 each. A combination ticket between Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens Homeschool Days is $6 per student, with one free adult and $8 for each additional adult. Reservations are required for Homeschool Day and can be made by calling (330) 874-3011

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May
19
Sat
Speaker Series
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be sure to save the following dates for the Fort Laurens Speaker Series. All speakers are to be determined. Be sure to check back for details or call 330-874-2059 for more details.

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 11, September 15, October 20

Jul
13
Fri
History Camp
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 11 and 12 will take place in Zoar. July 13 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.

 

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Jul
14
Sat
Revolution on the Tuscarawas Reenactment and Encampment
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – Jul 15 @ 4:00 am

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, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, explore British and Continental camps, meet soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about colonial 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 both days. To close out each day, 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 am -5 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

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Jul
20
Fri
Adult History Camp
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 17, 18, and 19 will take place in Zoar with July 20 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.

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Jul
21
Sat
Speaker Series
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be sure to save the following dates for the Fort Laurens Speaker Series. All speakers are to be determined. Be sure to check back for details or call 330-874-2059 for more details.

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 11, September 15, October 20

Jul
28
Sat
Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Aug
11
Sat
Sons of the American Revolution Changing of the Guard
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join the Sons of the American Revolution as they 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.

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