In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial along with several of its partners will sponsor “Peace Among Nations—The Lasting Legacy of the War of 1812 Art Exhibition” at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus starting June 3, according to Blanca Alvarez Stransky, Superintendent of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.
The exhibition will feature artists of all ages from Canada and Ohio depicting the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie, the building of the Perry’s Victory Memorial, the US Brig Niagara and the long-lasting peace between nations. The exhibition will include original work by artist Jim Siemer, Bellevue Middle School Paths to Peace project and photographer Roman Sapecki. Artwork and artifacts from various historical collections such as the Library of Congress, Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Statehouse and The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society will also be included in this exhibit. Historical artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie courtesy of private collector and historian Lou Schultz will also be on display.
A special photographic exhibition detailing the laying of the cornerstone of Perry’s Victory Memorial in 1913 by Put-in-Bay Photographer Mary Beckford will debut. The Canadian War Museum exhibit on the War of 1812, compliments of the Counsel General Office in Detroit, will also be on display.