The final events in the three-year observance of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie are coming up on Historic Weekend!
Saturday, September 12*
Join us for a day to remember. Tickets for the day are a donation to the Perry Group and include passage aboard the Miller Ferry to the battle site, coffee and light breakfast and the reception at the Keys with hors d’oeuvres and a drink. $35 per person, $25 for Perry Group Members.
8 a.m. Check-in for Wreath Laying Begins at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center
Programming will be provided National Park Service Rangers Bill Krejci and Kathie Holbrook of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and historic military interpreters from For King and Empire of St. Johns Newfoundland and the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Chaplain Mother Mary Staley of St. Paul’s Church. Musical performances provided by the Black Swamp Inter-Tribal Foundation, historical re-enactor Bob Ford, and Border Patrol Agent Tim Nickell and Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Allen Terry of the United States Border Patrol Pipes & Drums
8:45 a.m. * Miller Ferry Departs for Wreath Laying at Battle Site (departure dock TBD)
11:30 a.m. Ferry Returns
12:00 p.m * Reception at The Keys
2:15 p.m. Historic Weekend Parade—Downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio (Community parade with high school bands, antique cars, re-enactors, US Navy, US Park Service, US Navy Sea Cadet Corps, Boy Scouts of America, and more)
3 p.m. Military Tattoo (Artillery and special maneuvers of ground forces from War of 1812, combined with musical performances, and remarks from special guests.)
5 p.m. Battle of Lake Eric Lecture presented by Gerry Altoff in the Visitor Center
6 p.m. Sounds of Sousa Concert sponsored by the Perry Group on the lower plaza (In case of rain this concert will be held inside at the Niagara Event Center)
At Dusk (ish) *Lights of Peace—Harbor Illumination sponsored by the Perry Group. Flares will be lit around South Bass Island in memory of friends & loved ones.
Sunday, September 13
10 a.m. Procession: In Remembrance of the Fallen (20 minute ceremony) Participants need to arrive NLT 9:45 a.m. to line up.
Reserve and buy tickets by phone 419-285-2491, or email firstname.lastname@example.org purchase online at http://www.theperrygroup.org
*There are no rain dates for these events.
Information courtesy of Chasing Pery’s Victory Blog / Peter Huston