Mount Vernon - What was the Battle of Lake Erie? Some might remember it was during the War of 1812, some might remember the famous slogan “Don’t give up the Ship” being said, but most don’t realize that the victory by Commodore Perry was a turning point in the war with England and lead to the United States retaining rights to the states of Ohio and Michigan.
Want to learn more? Come and listen to the story this Thursday, March 10 as Ken Hammontree returns to portray Oliver Hazard Perry at ThePlace@TheWoodward TheWoodward (120 S. Main Street in historic downtown Mount Vernon) as part of the 10th season of the Chautauqua Series.
The only year round monthly Chautauqua (first person living history presentations) in the United States is held right here in Knox County and open to everyone in our community on a donation basis.
Doors open at this first floor theater at 6 PM, the program starts at 7 PM with a visit from local musical chameleons, Elixir, followed by Ken Hammontree’s presentation as the Commodore then a Q&A with the Commodore.
These programs are brought to you by Elixir and supported in part by a grant from The Ariel Foundation. For more information for this and upcoming presentations, visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a gentle reminder email on the Sunday before each program, please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org.