If you value excellent summer weather and family time and are a history enthusiast, this is the Put-in-Bay Ohio event for you. Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend is a splendid event where the island reflects on its surprising place in American history with war reenactments, live musical performances, and Art In The Park. It’s an outstanding option to have fun, discover, and appreciate all the things to do at Put-in-Bay.
The War of 1812 could have been better for the fledgling government of America before September 10, 1813. The British Forced had mounted many successful crusades against America in 1812, including the Siege of Detroit, Michigan, which led to Detroit being relinquished to the British.
One of the major causes Britain had so many victories in their movements in the region was their command of Lake Erie. Power would be wrestled away, however, on that disastrous day. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry oversaw a caravan of 9 United States Navy ships as they apprehended the six-vessel fleet the British Royal Navy had placed in Lake Erie.
American forces reclaimed Detroit within days of this victory. This accomplishment permitted America to oversee Lake Erie for the rest of the fight. The war persisted for another two years. Nevertheless, the Battle of Lake Erie placed America back on a comparable footing. It was the central turning point in the battle, and it all transpired at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
Some of the fun activities of this fantastic weekend include a military camp in the type of the War of 1812. This will be discovered all weekend at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. A stop at the monument is, of course, a wonderful course, possibly the best course, to understand more about the Battle of Lake Erie.
A wonderful Art In The Park program allows visitors to participate in creating art of their own.Over 1,000 Boy Scouts make their way to Put-in-Bay to enjoy camping at the Memorial on the east lawn for their camporee event. They will learn about the narrative of the Battle of Lake Erie during their visit.
Don’t forget that Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is open all summer. So if you can’t stay the night in a Put-in-Bay hotel for the Historical Weekend, you can still take a Put-in-Bay ferry another day and learn about this mesmerizing piece of naval history directly in our our own backyard!