(Bolivar, Ohio) – Archaeology School Day will take place on Friday, October 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Laurens in Bolivar.
Throughout the day, students will be able to learn the trade and tools used by archaeologists. Hands-on activities are designed to engage students in archaeological practices including a mock dig, flint knapping, atlatl throwing, cabin construction, mosaic puzzles, metal detecting, and more.
The Fort Laurens Museum will be open free that day to students and accompanying adults. This event is open to all public, private and homeschool students. Registration is required and can be made by calling 330-874-3011 by October 4. Cost is $5 per student with one adult free per group and $7 required for each additional adult.
Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW, Bolivar, Ohio 44612.
About Fort Laurens
Fort Laurens is Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot and visible outline of the original fort. The site was considered a stepping stone across the West to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Fundraising and plans are currently underway to eventually rebuild the fort. Along with Historic Zoar Village, Fort Laurens is managed by the Zoar Community Association.