Musket & Carronade Weekend
July 20 - July 21
Park Rangers and volunteers will demonstrate firing Historic Firearms and the Park’s carronade throughout the day. Ranger programs will cover the nuances of the 1812 military uniform, the proper handling of black powder and the steps to firing a musket. The carronade, a small short-barrel gun like those used IN THE Battle of Lake Erie, will be fired by the Park’s Gun Crew. The Carronade program will discuss the proper steps in firing the short range gun and its limitations during the Battle of Lake Erie. Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place at 11 am, 3, and 5 pm. Carronade demonstrations will be given at noon, 2, and 4 pm. There will be a 1 pm Junior Ranger program: “Join the Army.”
Contact Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial for details at 419-285-2184.