Put-in-Bay Daily Adds Perry’s Victory Page

Put-in-Bay Daily™ announces the addition of a Web page dedicated to Perry’s Monument and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island.  The new page presents a complete listing of special events hosted by Perry’s Victory for the 2019 Season.  This addition to our Web offers quick reference to popular activities offered by the National Park Service.

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Highway to History Comes to Perry’s Victory

Perry's Victory Reenactors

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is on the “Highway to History,” one of TourismOhio’s 10 themed road trips just launched for the 2019 season on its new website RoadTrips.Ohio.org.

“We are excited to be a stop on Ohio Tourism’s Highway to History Road Trip,” said Superintendent Barbara Rowles, “Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial offers our visitors interesting programs, special events, and a beautiful 25-acre park to enjoy.” Among the major events Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial offers is the third annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival, a free concert on Saturday, June 8, that features six bands and is a family friendly event, she said.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Park Rangers give daily programs on history, the environment, historic small firearms, and programs for youth. One weekend a month Park Rangers provide historic small firearms and carronade (short barrel gun) firing demonstrations. The park also offers four evening sunset or night sky tours on the 317-foot tall Observation Deck during the summer, and ends each season honoring the men who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during its Historic Weekend activities. A full list of park programs and activities can be found on its website at nps.gov/pevi.

Superintendent Rowles said the partnership with TourismOhio will bring more travelers to Ohio and introduce Perry’s Victory to new visitors as well as reacquaint those who have visited in the past. Matt MacLaren, director of OhioTourism, said Ohio is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population and research indicates visitation is coming from surrounding states. RoadTrips.Ohio.org was created as an easy way for families and friends to find experiences to enjoy together.

RoadTrips.Ohio.org road trip themes include Thriving Cities (Urban), To the Moon and Back (Space/Aviation), Are We There Yet? (Family), The Scenic Route (Outdoors), Lover’s Lane (Romance), Foodie Fill-up (Cuisine), Highway to History (History), Rock, Ride and Explore (First-time Visitor), Culture Cruise (Culture) and Winning Drive (Sports).

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial opens Saturday, May 18 for the 2019 season. The Memorial Column and Observation Deck, and the park’s Visitor Center, are open 10 am to 6 pm daily through September 8. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm September 9 through September 30, and weekends in October (Friday through Monday) until October 21.

Park Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan

Perry's Victory Landscape Treatment PlanPut-in-Bay, Ohio – In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the purpose of satisfying the compliance requirements for the implementation of the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Cultural Resource Treatment Plan (CLTP). The EA documents results of the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the CLTP treatment recommendations.

As stated in the final CLTP/EA, the proposed action would implement the recommendations, provide a vision and clear direction for the protection of the park’s cultural resources, and preserve the overall historic character of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Proposed changes will provide for Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS) to indoor/outdoor experiences and provide a richer and more complete visitor experience. The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) describes the alternative the NPS has selected for implementation, provides rationale for its selection, and explains why it will not result in significant impacts.

The FONSI has been made available on the Planning, Environment, & Public Comment (PEPC) website at  https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=83119 or via email request at barbara_fearon “at” nps.gov. The final CLTP and Selected Alternative drawing will be available after November 30.

Superintendent Fearon said, “developing this plan took time and effort but was exciting as we were answering some important questions about preserving features of the park while improving access and the visitor experience. We are grateful to the many people who contributed to this plan through open houses and written comments.”

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Requests Input on Accessibility Plan

Perry MonumentPut-in-Bay, Ohio – Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial seeks your input on its Park Accessibility Management Plan.  The Memorial prepared the plan to guide how the park can become universally accessible for park visitors and employees. Preparation of a plan for transitioning to full accessibility is mandated by regulations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as they apply to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The purpose of a transition plan is to address the required physical, structural, and programmatic changes needed to make facilities, programs, services, and activities accessible to and usable by disabled people. The transition plan addresses physical and structural changes needed. An action plan addresses the programmatic changes (modification of policies, auxiliary aids, etc.) as not all existing facilities must be adapted physically.

The document will guide Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial staff in making improvements to accommodate the public in accordance with all federal accessibility requirements for both programmatic and physical access. Recommendations presented in the Accessibility Plan are consistent with ongoing plans to rehabilitate the lower and upper plazas and repair the Memorial and seawalls.

The plan is available for you to read and provide comments on at the following web address https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=160&projectID=83119&documentID=90614.  Perry’s Victory  welcomes your input through October 8, 2018.

International Day of Peace Honored by Perry’s Victory

Day of Peace

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International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.   Perry’s Victory recognizes this event with a special program from 2pm to 3:30pm this afternoon; it will include students from Put-in-Bay School.