Dayton History

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 30, 2013 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney wraps up the week's news with the latest information about last week's crash at the Dayton Air Show

- Wayne Baker reports on Beavercreek's denial of RTA bus stops being ruled a violation of Civil Rights Act and speaks with attorney Ellis Jacobs about the ruling.

Hawthorn Hill
courtesy of Dayton History

On Thursday, the Dayton Foundation and the Wright Family Foundation announced that ownership of Hawthorn Hill is transferring to Dayton History.

Hawthorn Hill was designed by the Wright Brothers, but Wilbur Wright died before construction began. After Orville Wright's death in 1948, the site was purchased by the NCR Corporation who later donated it to the Wright Family Foundation.

Participants in the 2012 Annual Rail Festival at Carillon Park
courtesy of Dayton History

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody Awards and a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Isay's presentation on the power of listening and the history of StoryCorps begins at 8pm in the Schuster Center's Mathile Theatre on Friday, June 21. Join in the lobby following the presentation for dessert and a book signing.

On Sunday, The Dayton International Peace Museum presents “Iran: Yesterday and Today.” which includes a Rick Steves Public TV video and a local expert.  This is Sunday at 2:00pm

The Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society is presenting "Dinner With The Presidents" on Friday at the St Peter School. There will be enactors for Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Teddy Roosevelt.

Dan Patterson

A newly discovered photograph calling into question the Wright Brothers claim to the “first in flight” title has created controversy this week between aviation experts. Some historians say German Immigrant Gustave Whitehead deserves the distinction. Dayton aviation photographer and historian Dan Patterson is WYSO’s aviation commentator. He discussed the issue in an interview with Emily McCord.

courtesy of the Dayton Ballet

Santa Visits PNC 2nd Street Market, today and tomorrow from 11:30 -1:30pm.  Bring a camera and snap a photo of Santa and your friends.

courtesy of Wright State University Archives and Special Collections

Today is perhaps the most important date in aviation history.  It was 10:35 in the morning on December 17, 1903, when Orville Wright flew a powered aircraft  on the sands near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  It was a short  flight - with huge consequences. Dayton aviation historian and photographer Dan Patterson knows the story well.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m.
Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.

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.