Historical Society Program Will Honor Oliver Hazard Perry

The life and legacy of Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie, will be celebrated by the Bay Village Historical Society on Sept. 19.

Two hundred years after his death, historian Mary Louise Jesek Daley will speak about why Perry became a hero and why the U.S. Navy still honors him so greatly. Perry was renowned for more than the Battle of Lake Erie. He was a man of his time and place who lived a life of courage and honor.

Admission to the 6 p.m. social hour, potluck dinner and program at the Bay Lodge on Bradley Rd. is free for Bay Historical Society members. A donation of $5 is requested of non-members. Membership is encouraged and the annual cost is $10 for students, $25 for individuals and $35 for families. The main entrée will be provided by the historical society. Guests with a last name beginning with A to L are asked to bring a side for 10 to share. Guests with a last name beginning with M to Z should bring an appetizer for 10 or dessert to share. Please bring your own place setting. R.S.V.P. to Beth Conroy at 440-821-4427 by Sept. 15 or email beth2335@yahoo.com.

The next scheduled potluck program will be on Nov. 21 at the Bay Lodge.

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