Events

Jun
22
Sat
Speaker Series- Matt Wulff
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns on June 22, 2019 at 11am with Matt Wulff presenting “Henry Bouquet’s Destiny.”

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public and will take place in the Fort Laurens Museum Auditorium.

Jul
4
Thu
4th of July Ceremony
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on July Fourth as we honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the struggle for American Independence.

Event includes:

  • Color guard
  • Revolutionary War Honor Guard
  • Wreath laying ceremony for over 20 soldiers who lost their lives at Fort Laurens
  • Keynote Speaker

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Tomb of the  Unknown Patriot on the Fort Laurens grounds.

We are actively seeking Veterans and current military to help with the wreath laying portion of the ceremony.

For more information please call 330-874-2059 or 1-800-262-6195 or email fortlaurens@gmail.com

 

Jul
10
Wed
History Day Camp for Kids
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 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 10 and 11 will take place in Zoar. July 12 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 or 1-800-262-6195. Reservations are due by July 5.

Jul
13
Sat
Revolution on the Tuscarawas Reenactment and Encampment
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

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 13, and Sunday, July 14, 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

Speaker Series- Geoff Baggett
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns during the Revolution on the Tuscarawas at 11am with Geoff Baggett presenting “Fort Jefferson: The Lost Fort of Kentucky.”

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public and will take place in the Fort Laurens Museum Auditorium.

Jul
16
Tue
History Day Camp for Adults
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 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 16, 17, and 18 will take place in Zoar with July 19 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. Reservations are due by July 12.

Aug
17
Sat
Speaker Series- John Hiel
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns on August 17, 2019 at 11am with John Hiel giving a talk on the history of the Moravian and American Indian settlement,  Gnadenhutten.

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public and will take place in the Fort Laurens Museum Auditorium.

Sep
21
Sat
Speaker Series- Michael Lea
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Speaker Series returns on September 21, 2019 at 11am with Michael Lea, Master Gunsmith giving a talk on 18th Century Blackpowder Weapons.

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public and will take place in the Fort Laurens Museum Auditorium.

Oct
11
Fri
Archaeology School Day
Oct 11 @ 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, flint knapping, atlatl throwing, cabin construction, lego stratigraphy, mosaic puzzles, 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 or 1-800-262-6195. Please register by October 4. This event runs from 9am- 3pm

Oct
12
Sat
Fort Days
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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