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Commodore Perry's Birthday Celebration
August 24 - August 25
Weekend celebration of the 234th Anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s birth on August 23, 1785 and the 200th Anniversary of his death at 34 on August 23, 1819. Listen to the Hero of Lake Erie as he discusses his life from the time he became a midshipman at age 13 to his victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie at age 28. Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place at 11 am, 3, and 5 pm. Carronade demonstrations will be given at noon, 2, and 4 pm. At 1 pm a Junior Ranger program: “Join Perry’s Navy” will be given.