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.
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Playboy Enterprises, which claims it has proudly raised eyebrows and changed history, might establish a Playboy Club at Put-in-Bay. Sources familiar with recent survey work and landscaping–just north of Chapman Road–report Club representatives put special emphasis on this tract of land during a Valentine’s Day visit to South Bass Island. This news confirms a recent report in the Chicago Tribune (28 March 2019) that Scott Flanders, new CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., “will be placing his bet on two long overshadowed operations: product licensing and Playboy clubs.” Another executive from the company reports, “Playboy is in the midst of a very good year. Profits are up 25 percent, and Playboy sees lots of opportunities to expand, particularly in the U.S.”
The move to expand Playboy into the Midwest comes at a time when the #MeToo campaign is changing the social landscape. Medium, an online publishing platform, released a “Gentleman’s Guide” last summer to review the new-old rules of sexual engagement. The John Birch Society, ultra-conservative “seed-bank of the right” according to Andrew Reinbach writing in Huffington Post, claims Playboy founder Hugh Hefner contributed to the demise of American morality.
Meanwhile, Playboy Club advertising promises, “four distinct environments that unveil unique experiences as you access the passages within. The iconic Playboy Bunnies will remain at the center of every moment, serving artisanal cocktails and world-class culinary creations. Guests start out at the Playboy Bar which hosts an ornate gilded bar and contemporary DJ Booth. From there, one enters the Lounge, a decadent setting inspired by the heritage of the world-renowned Playboy Mansion.”
Ready to experience this at Put-in-Bay? Only if you are an April Fool! 😉