Dayton History

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.

Celebrate the kick-off of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the best opening ceremonies party in Dayton! It’s sure to be a “gold medal” night, full of English pub food, drinks, British music, prizes and fun, as you watch the opening of the Summer Games unfold. Who knows, the Queen herself might even make an appearance! This is at the DAI, tonight….7-11pm.

From the Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries

On this day in 1909, a man named Louis Bleriot, a French engineer, was the first to fly across the English Channel, 21 miles from Calais in France to Dover, England.  Dayton photographer Dan Patterson is an aviation historian, and he's traveled the world to photograph significant aviation history sites.  A few years ago he went to see the places where Bleriot took off and landed.

courtesy of Dayton History

Hi Niki……….some say it’s not the heat….it’s the humidity…..and we have both of them right here in Dayton!

Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Greater Downtown Dayton Plan is today, 3:30-5:00pm, Engineers Club. Come see what's happening in downtown Dayton. Downtown enthusiasts and Plan supporters will deliver rapid visual presentations showcasing all the positive news and momentum in our center city.

And then from 5-10pm is downtown Dayton’s First Friday.

courtesy of Dan Patterson

One hundred years ago, at the end of May 1912, Wilbur Wright passed away. A local group of aviators and historians thought that instead of recalling his death, it would be a good idea to celebrate his life. To take a look at this enigmatic man and go beyond the stern image of Wilbur Wright’s portrays its made a century ago.

Chris… you have any dogs???

Wilbur and Orville Wright had two ….Flyer and Scipio! On Saturday morning, 9:00 - 11:00 you will learn how these pups touched the lives of these famous brothers. It’s dog walk ranger program at Huffman Prairie Flying Field.

Photo by Juliet Fromholt

Next Saturday marks the grand opening of Dayton History's Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt took a tour of the new facility with Dayton History's President, Brady Kress. They started off in an exhibit room dedicated to NCR.