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.




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.








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.


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

The Speaker Series returns in July with Mary Stockwell giving her presentation, “Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America.” Stockwell has written a book of the same title.

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.


Sons of the American Revolution Changing of the Guard
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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.


Speaker Series
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns in August with a round table discussion of the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution.

Jog for Logs
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Form 2018

Fort Laurens Museum will host the 5th 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 per 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 31, 2018. Registration information is on the Fort Laurens website at or call 330-874-2059 with questions.


History Timeline
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The history of Fort Laurens doesn’t begin or end with the Revolutionary War. Join us for a day of history from all eras including the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I.

Speaker Series
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns in September with Andrew Richmond. From simple log cabins to Gilded Age mansions, from wagons to locomotives, and from pioneer settlements to booming urban centers, Ohio’s first one hundred years was an age of progress. Inspired by the serial podcast “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” this lecture will tell the story of Ohio’s first century, from the first legal settlement in 1788 to the the celebration of the Northwest Territory centennial in 1888, through ten cultural artifacts. These artifacts represent individuals, movements, and moments in time, and they can be assembled into an exciting narrative Ohio’s early years