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Fort Laurens

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11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
(330) 874-2059

Upcoming Events

May 2016

Fort Laurens Speaker Series/Dr Anne York

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The American vs. French Revolutions"

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Let them Eat Cake!

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and experience life in the 18th century at Fort Laurens. This ladies tea will feature teas and desserts from England. Sample stations will be set up to showcase the various teas and treats. Women are encouraged to dress in their finest as best dressed will win a prize. There is an admission charge Reservations are required, to make you, call (330) 874-2059 or email fortlaurens@gmail.com.

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Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series/Dr Leslie Gordon, UoA

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The History of Memorial Day"

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June 2016

Fort Laurens Speaker Series/Dr Kenneth Bindas

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The New Deal in Ohio & Tuscarawas County"

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July 2016

Independence Day Ceremony

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On the 4th of July, Fort Laurens and The Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation will present their Independence Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution. Ceremony will include a guest speaker, color guard, and other features to honor those who gave their lives to the American Cause. Ceremony is free to the public.

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Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series/Doug Angeloni

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Pension Problems after the Revolutionary War"

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Revolution on the Tuscarawas

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 10, 2016

Join Fort Laurens for a Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment. Visit with Revolutionary soldiers, learn about life during the Revolutionary war, and watch brave freedom fighters fight a mock battle for American Independence!

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Revolution on the Tuscarawas

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 10, 2016

Join Fort Laurens for a Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment. Visit with Revolutionary soldiers, learn about life during the Revolutionary war, and watch brave freedom fighters fight a mock battle for American Independence!

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Fort Laurens Speaker Series/Dr Martha Pallante

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Fort Life during the Revolutionary War"

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August 2016

Dressed for Battle

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come to Fort Laurens and learn what it took to be a soldier in the Revolution!

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Fort Laurens Speaker Series/John Whitacre

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Music for Marching & Dancing of the 18th Century"

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September 2016

Jog for Logs

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Fort Laurens Museum for an unforgettable Fun run/walk. Revolutionary war soldiers will cheer you on or jeer you as water wenches quench your thirst during this unique journey. All proceeds will be used to help us begin the rebuilding of Fort Laurens, the only Revolutionary War fort built in Ohio where twenty-three soldiers gave their lives in the fight for independence. For more information call (330) 874-2059 or email fortlaurens@gmail.com. Information and registration will be available on our…

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Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series/Dr Margaret DiLillo-Storey

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"The History of PTSD"

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Fort Laurens Speaker Series/Foster Brown

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Serge the Voyageur" First Person Interpretation

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October 2016

Archaeology Day

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A fun filled day of Archaeology at Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort. Learn about the archaeology of Fort Laurens, what future archaeology may hold at Fort Laurens, learn how archaeologists work, and dig in a mock archaeology dig. While there, listen to behind the scenes stories of artifacts found at Fort Laurens.

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Fort Lauren Speaker Series

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trick or Treaty

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A costumed guide will lead you on a lantern tour throughout the grounds where you’ll meet soldiers and hear stories about Fort Laurens. You’ll see the Fort’s original location, the site of the hospital, the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot and the cemetery where over a dozen soldiers, killed on site, were buried. Kids, come experience Fort Laurens in a creepy way, wear your Halloween costumes; grab some hot chocolate and treats along the tour.

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November 2016

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To honor all veterans both past and present. Join us for a special wreath laying and ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution at Fort Laurens on November 11 at 1pm. Fort Laurens is Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort. This event is free to the public with free admission to the museum starting an hour before the ceremony.

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Fort Laurens Veteran Speaker Series/Dr Kevin Kern, UofA

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Bonus Army"

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Fort Laurens Speaker Series/Jessica Michna

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Visit from First Lady Abigail Adams

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