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The Hugh Hewitt Show

CLEVELAND–National talk show host Hugh Hewitt has announced that he will return to his roots to broadcast The Hugh Hewitt Show Friday August 30 from Cleveland, OH. Hewitt will spend the weekend helping to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay.

“Rarely have I been as honored to be invited to participate in an event as this one,” said Hewitt. “Ohio is my home and its place in the heart of Unites States history is getting its due!”

The John F. Kennedy High School graduate hosts The Hugh Hewitt Show, which is broadcast from Southern California and airs on weekday afternoons. It can be heard in more than 120 cities across the country, garnering an estimated audience of more than 2 million listeners weekly.

“We are thrilled to have Hugh Hewitt involved with the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial,” said David Zavagno, Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee. “His presence throughout the weekend will help to educate a national audience on the importance of Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory to this region and America.”

The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial events will begin on Thursday August 29 when 17 Tall Ships enter the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Visitors to the area are encouraged to visit one of nine host ports—four American and five Canadian—throughout the course of the weekend to participate in on-board tours and day sails, as well as view demonstrations from period re-enactment groups.

The events will culminate on Labor Day, Monday September 2, with the Battle Re-creation ceremony. Five hundred and fifty-seven citizen sailors have signed up to represent the brave men who fought alongside Oliver Hazard Perry on September 10, 1813. These 557 men and women will have the chance to sail to the battle site aboard a Tall Ship and recreate history.

Additionally, special events will take place daily including on-board tours, day sails, period re-enactors, Tall Ship merchandise, the Ohio State Marching Band, the United States Navy Band, and much more.

For more information on talk show host Hugh Hewitt, please visit http://www.hughhewitt.com/about-hugh-hewitt/ and be sure to check out BattleofLakeErie-Bicentennial.com for detailed information on all the weekend’s events.

The Lake Erie Heritage Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, with a mission of supporting the maritime history of Lake Erie brought forth and recorded as the Battle of Lake Erie that took place on September 10, 1813.

Through events, seminars and educational materials we work to promote the importance of the lake as a public, historical and cultural resource. The Lake Erie Heritage Foundation, Inc., working in conjunction with The Perry Group is supporting the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial through participation, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.

  • Event Schedule

    Sun. Sept 10, 2016

    Annual Commemoration of The Battle of Lake Erie