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Fort Laurens to host archaeology day Oct. 1

Published: September 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Fort Laurens helps kick off Ohio Archaeology Month with a special event on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Laurens Archaeology Day explores the significance of archaeological finds in Ohio and demonstrates techniques used by early native Americans to make tools.

As visitors take in the presentations and activity stations throughout the museum and grounds, they will learn how archaeologists work and hear tales from real digs.

Presenters include archaeologists from the Ohio History Connection and the Sugar Creek Archaeological Society of Ohio, as well as Doug Angeloni, a trustee of the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation and a veteran of the digs performed at the site in the 1970s and 1980s.

A mock dig site allows kids to search for their own archaeological treasures and take home one of their finds.

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Visitors are encouraged to bring their own archaeological finds for identification.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All activities and admission to the museum is included in the ticket price. Reservations are not required but requested for groups of five or more. Boy Scout troops are welcome.

For more information or to make group reservations, call 330-874-2059 or email fortlaurens@gmail.com.

Fort Laurens is also a trailhead on the Towpath Trail. Visitors are encouraged to bike or hike a portion of the trail during their trip.

Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW, Bolivar, Ohio 44612.


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