This Historical Weekend on Put-in-Bay celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie on this most historical of weekends. Therefore, this is a celebration of history, art and music and also a celebration of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s naval victory over the British. Since then, there have been two centuries of peace shared by the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
A War of 1812 military encampment can be found on the lawn of the Monument Visitors Center. This occurs during the entirety of the Historical Weekend. Also over 1,000 Boy Scouts camp out in tents on the Memorial’s east lawn. This is for their annual camporee on Lake Erie.