For Immediate Release –August 22, 2014
Blanca Stransky 419 285-2184
PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO –The Memorial at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will close Monday, September 8 for a joint investigation study to prepare for the future repointing and cleaning of the column surfaces. The closure is necessary as workers will be utilizing swing stages hanging from the top of the Memorial to conduct the study. Due to safety concerns during the joint investigation work, visitors will be unable access the Memorial, Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky announced today.
"We realize our visitors will be disappointed because of the temporary closure but unfortunately, phase-one of the study needs to be conducted before cooler weather sets in. The study will provide valuable information for the upcoming restoration of the Memorial," said Stransky.
The Visitor Center will remain open and visitors can safely view the work from the park grounds.Park Rangers will be on hand to provide information about the study and answer any questions.There will also be special ranger programs, living history demonstrations and musket firings.For more information, please call (419)285-2184 or visit www.nps/gov/pevi.