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Fort Laurens

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

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May 2017
Free

Fort Laurens Opening Day

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Fort Laurens Museum opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For Opening Day ONLY, enjoy free admission to the museum. Tour the museum, which explores the live and experiences of soldiers stationed at Fort Laurens. Dress up like a soldier or Lady of the Revolution at our interactive dress up station and meet Revolutionary War soldier re-enactors.

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Fort Laurens Speaker Series

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Fort Laurens Museum will be holding their free speaker series on May 13 at 11 a.m. in the museum auditorium. Carol Starre-Kmiecik will be doing a first person interpretation of Dolly Madison.

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Free

Fort Laurens Speaker Series – Korean War

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Fort Laurens Speaker Series: Lost Conflicts - The Korean War in the museum auditorium at 11 a.m.

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June 2017
$10

Let Them Eat Cake

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Dress in your finest and join Fort Laurens for an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 24. Sample teas and desserts from the British Empire and explore the history of the period. This program is by reservation only and costs $10/person. Admission includes all samples and tours of the museum.

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July 2017
Free

4th of July Ceremony

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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On Tuesday, July 4, at 10 a.m., join Fort Laurens Museum for a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of the soldiers stationed at the Fort. The ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, and will include a guest speaker, a color guard, honor guard, and a wreath laying. This ceremony is free and open to the public.

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$5 - $10

BAR Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel back in time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Re-enactment. On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 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 both…

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$5 - $10

BAR Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel back in time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Re-enactment. On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 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 both…

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Free

Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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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 29. 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.

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August 2017
Free

Centennial Community Celebration

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Commemorate 100 years of Fort Laurens as a state memorial with this community celebration! Throughout the day, enjoy tours of the museum and grounds, speakers in the auditorium, nature and history walks along the towpath and much more. Families are welcome to participate in canal boat races, colonial kids games and crafts, as well as a Dressed for Battle timeline where visitors can interact with soldiers from American conflicts from the Revolutionary War through World War 1. As a way…

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October 2017
$5 - $7

Archaeology Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Did you know that October is Ohio Archaeology Month? Celebrate with Fort Laurens on Saturday, October 14 and explore local and Ohio Archaeology. Learn secrets of the trade from archaeologist who have worked on sites around the state, listen to stories of archaeology done at Fort Laurens, learn how to use some of the tools of the craft. Visitors are welcome to participate in a mock archaeology dig and can take home any treasures that they find. The program is…

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Fort Laurens Ghost Tours

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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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) 874-205, or email fortlaurens@gmail.com.

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Fort Laurens Ghost Tours

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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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) 874-205, or email fortlaurens@gmail.com.

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November 2017

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Join Fort Laurens Museum as we honor the sacrifices of veteran, 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. Immediately following the ceremony, a lunch provided by Marcia and Martin Zawacky on behalf of the Friends of Fort Laurens will occur. This event is free and open to the public.

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