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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial June 3 – September15

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Date: April 23, 2013

Put-in-Bay, Ohio -In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial along with several of its partners will sponsor, "Peace Among Nations-The Lasting Legacy of the War of 1812 Art Exhibition at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio starting June 3, said Blanca Alvarez Stransky, Superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

The exhibition will feature artists of all ages from Canada and Ohio depicting the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie, the building of the Perry's Victory Memorial, the US Brig Niagara and the long-lasting peace between nations.The exhibition will include original work by artist Jim Siemer, Bellevue Middle School Paths to Peace project, and photographer Roman Sapecki. Artwork and artifacts from various historical collections such as the Library of Congress, Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Statehouse and The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society will also be included in this exhibit.Historical artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie courtesy of private collector and historian Lou Schultz will also be on display. A special photographic exhibition detailing the laying of the cornerstone of Perry's Victory Memorial in 1913 will be debuted by Put-in-Bay Photographer Mary Beckford.The Canadian War Museum exhibit on the War of 1812 compliments of the Counsel General Office in Detroit will also be on display.

The opening reception for the exhibition is June 6 at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio.The exhibit will run from June 3 through September 13, 2013 and will be available for viewing Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00 PM. For additional information please e-mail Blanca_Stransky@nps.gov, Superintendent of the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, or call exhibit co-coordinators Jim Siemer at 614-313-6200 and/or Tom Baillieul at 614-447-1223.

Did You Know?

Fort Malden NHS, Amherstburg Ontario Canada

With the Amherstburg blockade by Oliver Hazard Perry, British commander Robert Barclay's supply line was cut. He needed food and equipment for his new flag ship the Detroit. By September 9, 1813 he was down to a day’s ration. So he removed the cannons from Fort Malden and placed them on the Detroit.