Events

Sep
15
Sat
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 fortlaurens.org 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

Oct
18
Thu
Archaeology School Day
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover archaeology at the Fort Laurens Museum. Throughout the day, learn the trade, tools, and discoveries of archaeologists. Hands-on activities will engage students in archaeological practices including a mock dig and metal detecting. Students will also participate in recreating famous archaeological discoveries. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Cost for this event is $5 a student. One adult per group is free, each additional adult is $7, and all teachers are free. Reservations are required for the event and can be made by calling 330-874-3011. Please register by October 12. This event runs from 9am- 3pm.

Oct
20
Sat
Speaker Series
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns in October with a first person presentation of the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by Ted Dudra.

Oct
26
Fri
Ghost Tours
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 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) 874-2059.

 

 

Nov
3
Sat
Fort Days
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A day of celebration for the frontier forts of the Midwest. Join Fort Laurens and other regional forts for information, reenactors, demonstrations, and fort videos.

Nov
11
Sun
Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Fort Laurens Museum as we honor the sacrifices of veterans, 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 held at 11am. Immediately following the ceremony, a lunch provided by of the Friends of Fort Laurens will occur. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Speaker Series
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns in November with “One Holy Night- The Christmas Truce of World War I.” This will be a first person presentation by Chris Hart.

Nov
17
Sat
Winter Encampment
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers from the Brigade of the American Revolution celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the march from Fort Pitt to Fort Laurens with a parade and winter encampment.