Events

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.

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.