August 10, 2017
National Park honors Oliver Hazard Perry
The life of Oliver Hazard Perry – “The Hero of Lake Erie” – will be celebrated on August 19 and 20 at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial with living history programs and black powder artillery demonstrations.
“Oliver Hazard Perry and his actions on September 10, 1813 is the cornerstone of why we are here,” said Park Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “Celebrating his birth is a natural event for Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.”
August 07, 2017
Seniors have options for purchasing National Park passes
Senior citizens have several options in obtaining a $10 Lifetime Senior Pass before the fee increases to $80 on Monday, August 28, and one of them is to take a ferry boat ride to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island. “We’ve witnessed a 40 percent increase in Senior pass sales the past two weeks,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon, “and many seniors have told us they planned a visit to the island around getting their lifetime passes.” Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is located on a small resort island in lake Erie’s western basin. The island is accessible only by ferry boat, private watercraft, and small private and commercial aircraft.
August 01, 2017
Park hosts barbershop singers
Visitors will enjoy an old fashioned summer tradition on Friday, August 11, at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial when harmony is key at the 70th annual Barbershop Singers Concert at 7 pm on the back porch of the Visitor Center. “We look forward to this event every summer,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon, “and we’re proud to be part of the history of the barbershop singers.”
July 21, 2017
Seniors scramble to purchase lifetime passes
Baby Boomers are lining up at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial’s Visitor Center to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass before August 28 when the pass increases from $10 to $80. The Lifetime Senior Pass has been $10 since the fee was enacted in 1994. Congress created a free annual pass for those 62 and older in 1972. In 1974 they converted it to a free lifetime pass.
May 18, 2017
Vandals Damage Historic Perry Memorial
Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and US Park Rangers are investigating recent vandalism inflicted upon the Memorial which is the final resting place of three American Naval Officers and three British Officers interred under the rotunda.
May 09, 2017
Don’t Give Up the Chance to Experience Your Park in 2017
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will open for the season Saturday, May 20. Put-in-Bay’s largest attraction has a full schedule of programs and events planned for 2017 despite the memorial column being inaccessible while it undergoes repairs. “We are giving the memorial some love this season as any 102 year-old deserves,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon, “but it’s not slowing us down in sharing the park’s history and mission, or in experimenting with new events and ranger programs.”
April 10, 2017
Perry’s Memorial To Undergo $1.86 Million in Cleaning And Repairs This Summer
The National Park Service's only international peace memorial, located on South Bass Island, will undergo $1.86 million in cleaning and repairs this summer. The 352-foot tall Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will be inaccessible this summer while workers clean and re-point the exterior of the granite column, and replace broken tile in the interior of the memorial simultaneously.