Events

Oct
14
Sat
Archaeology Day @ Fort Laurens Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Did you know that October is Ohio Archaeology Month? Celebrate with Fort Laurens on Saturday, October 14 and explore local and Ohio Archaeology. Learn secrets of the trade from archaeologist who have worked on sites around the state, listen to stories of archaeology done at Fort Laurens, learn how to use some of the tools of the craft. Visitors are welcome to participate in a mock archaeology dig and can take home any treasures that they find. The program is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission price includes all event activities and tours of the museum and grounds. The program begins at 10 am and will end at 4 pm.

Oct
20
Fri
Fort Laurens Ghost Tours @ Fort Laurens Museum
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm

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 them. Tours begin at 7:30 pm 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.

Oct
21
Sat
Free Speaker Series: American Indians in Ohio @ Fort Laurens Miuseum
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

October’s FREE speaker will be Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations at the Ohio History Connection, presenting “American Indians in Ohio”. 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

Nov
12
Sun
Veterans Day Ceremony @ Fort Laurens Museum
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Fort Laurens Museum as we honor the sacrifices of veteran, 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. Immediately following the ceremony, a lunch provided by Marcia and Marty Zawacky on behalf of the Friends of Fort Laurens will occur. This event is free and open to the public.

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series: World War I @ Fort Laurens Museum
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker SeriesJoin Fort Laurens Museum for the final installment of the Veteran Speaker Series following the Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon. Dr. Bruno Cabanes from The Ohio State University will present “Mass Death and the Emotional History of WWI.”

Dr. Cabanes is the Donald G. & Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History at The Ohio State University. He studied history at the Ecole normale supérieure, in Paris, and received his PhD, with distinction, from the Université Paris I- Panthéon Sorbonne, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Prior to coming to the Ohio State University, he taught for nine years at Yale University. Dr. Cabanes is a historian of twentieth-century Europe, and more specifically, the social and cultural history of war.  He is the author of several publications, including, La Victoire endeuillée. La sortie de guerre des soldats français, 1918-1920 [Shrouded Victory: French Soldiers and the Transition to Civilian Life, 1918-1920], The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924,  August 1914. France, The Great War and a Month that Changed the World Forever, which was a finalist for a prestigious French book award, the Prix Fémina for nonfiction in 2014. He is on the editorial board of several history journals, including, L’Histoire , Vingtième Siècle. Revue d’histoire, and Sensibilités. Histoire, Critique, Sciences Sociales. Dr. Cabanes is also on the advisory boards for Historial de la Grande Guerre and the Museum of the Great War in Verdun.

The speaker will begin at 1 pm in the museum auditorium, following the luncheon. This program is free and open to the public. Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Rd., Bolivar, OH 44612.

Nov
18
Sat
Free Speaker Series: Gallagher the Canaler @ Fort Laurens Museum
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

November’s FREE speaker will be Foster Brown from the Cleveland Metroparks, to give a first-person interpretation as Gallagher the Canaler. 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