Events

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

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.