Dayton History Announces $4 Million Dollar Expansion

Jul 27, 2012

Dayton History has announced it will begin a $4 million dollar expansion that includes four new additions to the Carillon Historical Park campus. 

In December of 2013, the visitors to the park will have a chance to stop by the Carillon Brewing Company  - a full scale, working 19th century brewery – contained in an historically accurate building, with costumed interpreters who will demonstrate the 19th century processes of  producing beer, wine, cider, and cheese.

Dayton History will also open an Exhibit Building dedicated to telling the story of  The Great Dayton Flood of 1913.   Next year is the 100th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in Dayton's history.  The exhibit promises hundreds of rarely seen 1913 artifacts detaining the Flood, and relief and recovery efforts that took place a century ago.

The third exhibit is what the park calls the Dayton Triangles Locker Room – the story behind this one is that in 1920,  the Dayton Triangles played the first game of what would become the National Football League - at Triangle Park in Dayton – that locker room will be relocated to Carillon Park in a matter of days, and it will be the first component of what will become The Dayton Sports History Center.

And finally, the park says an online exhibit featuring seventy-thousand images, featuring both well known landmarks and aerial views of the Greater Dayton Region and its residents.  The photograph collections of William Preston Mayfield and Marvin Christian will soon be available on-line for researchers and across the region within future exhibits.

More details on these new exhibits can be found at daytonhistory.org