Events

Jun
24
Sat
Let Them Eat Cake @ Fort Laurens Museum
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dress in your finest and join Fort Laurens for an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 24. Spend the afternoon learning about the powerful women of the 18th century, including Lady Mary Wortley, Ching Shih, Nana Asma’u, Empress Marie Theresa, Eva Ekeblad, and others. During the program, visitors will also have the opportunity to sample teas and desserts from the home nations of these women. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best clothing, both period and modern wear! For added refinery, guests are also welcome to bring their own tea cups to sample the teas. This program is by reservation only. All reservations must be made by Friday, June 16, 2017.  This event  costs $10/person. Admission includes all samples and tours of the museum.

Jul
4
Tue
4th of July Ceremony @ Fort Laurens Museum
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

On Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m., join Fort Laurens Museum for a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of the soldiers stationed at the Fort. The ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, and will include a guest speaker, a color guard, honor guard, and a wreath laying. This ceremony is free and open to the public.

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series: The Korean War @ Fort Laurens Museum
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker SeriesJoin Fort Laurens Museum for the second installment of the Veteran Speaker Series following the Fourth of July Ceremony. A representative of the Airlift Wing will speak on the Korean War and the veterans of the American conflict. The speaker will begin at 11 am. This program is free and open to the public. Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Rd., Bolivar, OH 44612.

Jul
8
Sat
Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment @ Fort Laurens Museum
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm

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 8, and Sunday, July 9, 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 both days, 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.

Jul
15
Sat
Free Speaker Series: Betsy Ross, True Colors @ Fort Laurens Museum
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

July’s FREE speaker will be Chris Hart from the Newcomerstown Historical Society giving a first-person interpretation of Betsy Ross’s third husband John Claypool. The Fort Laurens Speaker series takes place March-November on the third Saturday at 11 am in the museum auditorium. The museum is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. Bolivar, OH 44612. Questions? Call 330-874-2059

Jul
29
Sat
Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony @ Fort Laurens Musem
Jul 29 @ 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 29. 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
12
Sat
Jog for Logs 5k Fun Run & Walk @ Fort Laurens Museum
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

JogForLogs2017Round_CorrectOn Saturday, August 12, Fort Laurens Museum will host the 4th Jog for Logs 5k Fun Run & Walk! Race down the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail while soldiers from the American Revolution warn you of dangers along the path and cheer you towards your goal. All proceeds from the event benefit the ongoing mission of Fort Laurens to interpret and preserve the history of the site. Participants who pre-register for the race are able to choose a British (red) or Patriot (blue) commemorative race t-shirt – which side will you choose? Registration is $15 for participant. Discounted registration fees are available for military members, fire, police, and EMTs with proper ID. All pre-registrations must be turned in by August 5, 2017. Registration information is on the Fort Laurens website at fortlaurens.com or call 330-874-2059 with questions.

 

 

 

 

Jog for Logs 2017 Registration Form

Registration is $15 per participant. Registration fee for participants 13 years and younger is $13. Discounted registration fees are available for military members, fire, police, and EMTs with proper ID. All pre-registrations must be turned in by August 5, 2017. Registration fee can be mailed to "Fort Laurens, ATTN: Jog for Logs / PO Box 621 / Zoar, OH 44697" Checks can be made out to Fort Laurens Museum.

Please include street address, city, state, and zip code.
Racers can choose to run for the British (red tshirt) or the Patriots (blue tshirt).
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Jog for Logs 5k Fun Run and Walk Sponsorship Form

Jog for Logs 5k Fun Run and Walk Sponsorship Form

Sponsors are an essential part of the Jog for Logs experience! Sponsors donating over $50 will get on the Jog for Logs T-Shirt. Sponsors donating over $150 will also be placed on signs during the event.

Name of Business/Organization Sponsoring the event
Name of person to contact regarding sponsorship
Please include city, state, and zip code.
Phone number to best reach contact person.
Email address to best reach contact person.
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Centennial Community Celebration @ Fort Laurens Museum
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Commemorate 100 years of Fort Laurens as a state memorial with this community celebration! Throughout the day, enjoy tours of the museum and grounds, speakers in the auditorium, nature and history walks along the towpath and much more. Families are welcome to participate in canal boat races, colonial kids games and crafts, as well as a Dressed for Battle timeline where visitors can interact with soldiers from American conflicts from the Revolutionary War through World War 1. Admission for the event is $5 or adults and FREE for kids 15 and under. Jog for Logs participants also receive free admission to the event. The Centennial Celebration will run from 10:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Sep
9
Sat
Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series: The Spanish American War @ Fort Laurens Museum
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker SeriesJoin Fort Laurens Museum for the third installment of the Veteran Speaker Series on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Christopher Kenney, Education Director at William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, will present on the Spanish-American War. Mr. Kenney is the author of several books including The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, The McKinley Monument: A Tribute to a Fallen President, and The McKinley Years: The Life and Times of our 25thPresident. The presentation will begin at 11 am. This program is free and open to the public. Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Rd., Bolivar, OH 44612.

Sep
16
Sat
Free Speaker Series: Colonial American Glassware @ Fort Laurens Museum
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

September’s FREE speaker will be Todd Knisley presenting “Colonial American Glassware”.  If you have antique glass pieces you would like Todd to view, please bring them to this event! The Fort Laurens Speaker series takes place March-November on the third Saturday at 11 am in the museum auditorium. The museum is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. Bolivar, OH 44612. Questions? Call 330-874-2059