Events

May
19
Sat
Speaker Series
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns in May with a first person interpretation of George and Martha Washington as they discuss life during winter encampments in the years 1779-1783. The Washingtons will be portrayed by Bill and Cara Elder.

Jun
16
Sat
Speaker Series
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Acclaimed the “Finest Flag Show in America!” Entertainment for the whole family! Many Faces of Old Glory, tells the history of how we got our flag and how we got the United States. Because you cannot tell the story of how we got our flag without telling how we got the United States. Now this is not a history lecture. There is humor in some of the stories and we hope you will laugh when it is funny, but we know you will be thrilled when it is thrilling … there are a few sad places too. This presentation will be given by Vane Scott III who carries on the tradition of his father, the founder of the Colonial Flag Company.

Jun
30
Sat
Let Them Eat Cake
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Fort Laurens Museum. This program will focus on women of the 18th century. Those attending will sample a variety of desserts and teas. Guests are invited to dress in their finest clothing both period and modern day. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-874-2059. Cost is $10 per guest.

Jul
13
Fri
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.

 

 

 

Jul
14
Sat
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
20
Fri
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.

 

Jul
21
Sat
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.

Jul
28
Sat
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.

 

Aug
11
Sat
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.