Alan Fitzpatrick will share the history of Fort Henry during a presentation this Saturday (March 16th) from 11 am to noon at the Fort Laurens Museum. (Submitted)

Bolivar, Ohio – Fort Laurens is kicking off their 2019 Free Speaker Series this Saturday with a presentation by Alan Fitzpatrick. He will discuss the three sieges of the Fort Henry, including the siege of 1782, and the 16-year-old girl who helped save the fort. 

Fitzpatrick, of Wheeling, West Virginia, is a Kent State University graduate and a founding member of Fort Henry Days. He has written four non-fiction books about early American and frontier history. 

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 11 am – 12 pm in the Fort Laurens Museum auditorium. No reservations are necessary.

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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.


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