Events

February 22, 2021 No Rally Information for 2021

March 20, 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - Kim Jurkovic - John Heckwelder and Post’s Cabin   Free -11AM, VIRTUAL EVENT            Call (330) 874-3011 or email Maeggie fortlaurens@gmail.com to register.

 

April ??, 2021 - PAY IT FOREWARD    Site cleanup  NO NEWS YET  

 

April 17 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - Brad Lepper, The First Ohioans 14,000 to 8,000 BC,  Free -11AM, VIRTUAL EVENT  (330) 874-3011 or email Maeggie fortlaurens@gmail.com to register to register

 

MAY 1, 2021 - Fort Laurens Museum is open for the 2021 season . Tour the museum, which explores the life and experience of soldiers stationed at Fort Laurens. Dress up like a soldier or lady of he Revolution at the  interactive dress-up station, and meet Revolutionary War soldiers. Fort Laurens is now open, with special at-risk hours Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Masks are required of all guests during this time period.

MUSEUM HOURS - MAY, Sat. 11- 4, Sun. 12 - 4                                                                                                                                                                    JUNE-AUGUST, Wed-Sat. 11- 4,  Sun. 12 - 4                                                                                                                                       SEPTEMBER. -  Fri & Sat 11 - 4,   Sun. - 12 - 4                                                                                                                                     OCTOBER. - Sat - 11-4,  Sun - 12 - 4                                                                                                                                                   NOVEMBER -  CLOSED

ADMISSION - $5 for Adults, $3 for Children (5-17) and Always free to military personnel with Identification

Contact us” or Call (330) 874-2059 or (330) 874-3011 / 800-262-6195 for info

 

May 22, 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - 11:00 AM - William Hunt - Simon Girty, a first person presentation . In-person option to be determined. Virtual option will be available for all speakers. For info call Maeggie at 330-874-3011 or write her at fortlaurens@gmail.com

 

May 31, 2020 Village of Bolivar Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony - steps off at 10 AM from Tuscarawas Valley Intermediate School in Bolivar and marches to Fort Laurens Cemetery

FYI - Zoar parade steps off at 8:00 AM from Zoar church and marches to Zoar Cemetery

   To honor those soldiers that died in service to our country, Fort Laurens is holding a luminary ceremony. the fort outline will be filled with luminaries that hold the names of fallen U.S. soldiers that have been given to us by the public. We will kick off the ceremony with a presentation on the history and importance of Memorial Day at 6:30 PM and conclude at 7:30 PM with the playing of Taps. If you have a loved one whose name you would like on a luminary, call, or email us 330-874-3011 or e-mail: fortlaurens @gmail.com

 

June 19, 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - Alan Fitzpatrick - History and Material Culture of the Frontier - 11 AM  In-person option to be determined. Virtual option will be available for all speakers. For info call Maeggie at 330-874-3011 or write her at fortlaurens@gmail.com

 

July 4, 2021 - 11:00 AM at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot  NO PLAN YET

July 17, 2021 SPEAKER SERIES - Charles Braun - Benjamin Harrison in the American Revolution - 11 AM, In-person option to be determined. Virtual option will be available for all speakers. For info call Maeggie at 330-874-3011 or write her at fortlaurens@gmail.com

 

July 17-18 , 2021 - Revolution on the Tuscarawas -    Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel back in time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment which will be set up very similar to last year’s tour style. Meet soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about early American life, and more! There will be demonstrations of 18th century Music, Artillery, Cooking, Medicine and much more. Tours of Fort Laurens Museum and grounds will run during both days. To close out the event, 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 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

  All proceeds proceeds go toward the preservation and educational efforts of Fort Laurens.         

 

JULY 24, 2021 The Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. For more information contact us (the FFLF) or call the Zoar Community Association at 330-874-3011.

 

Aug. 21, 2021- SPEAKER SERIES - Doug Angeloni - ”a Look at several Encampments and Artifacts Recovered         from Col. Henry Bouquet’s 1764 Expedition in Ohio” Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium -

 

Sept 18, 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - Eric Sterner presenting his book “Anatomy of a Massacre”  Free - 11 AM in      the Museum Auditorium -

 

Oct. 2, 2021 - Pumpkin Festival 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM- This festival will be a marrying of the colonial importance of the pumpkin with its modern day popularity. There will be pumpkin themed games, foods, and activities along with Revolutionary War reenactors.

 

Oct. 15, 2021 - Archaeology  Day - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM This is another of our school day events that will teach about archaeology and how it was used at Fort Laurens. This will be a full day of mock digs, games and learning.

 

Oct. 16, 2021 - SPEAKER SERIES - John HC Thompson presenting “Reverse Colors: Music and Musicians of the      American Army - a History Free - 11 AM in the Museum Auditorium -

 

October 22nd & 23rd - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM -Spooky S’more Tour our version of a ghost tour includes a delicious snack at the end. Listen to all the ghost stories around fort Laurens to collect each part of the s’more. At the end of the tour, you can put it all together and listen to tales of old around the campfire.

 

Oct 31, 2021 Museum Closing Day - except for events

 

Nov. ?, 2021 NO PLAN YET Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Tomb of Unknown Patriot  and Luncheon 11:00AM - 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. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation

 

Nov. 20, 2021- SPEAKER SERIES -Kerry Metzger - presenting “General Daniel Morgan: Life of a Revolutiionary             War Hero” - Free 11AM in the Museum Auditorium.