thanks for the info on the plaque... hopefully it'll be attached to this next one I get. As for the lighting, there were problems with the wiring and one of the light bulbs in the lamp posts. something in the wire that connected to the battery pack was loose, so when I turned it one way, the lights would come on, another (how it sat with base attached) the lights would not turn on. Also, one of the light bulbs in the lamp posts was burned out already, and I understand that I will have to change the light bulbs someday, but I don't think it's fair that the piece is brand new and I have to do that already.
I'm sure these mistakes happen, and I made this sound a lot worse than it was... but I'm even more excited to get the new, working piece here!