Wright Brothers

Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: March 30 - April 5, 2012

So many things are going on….can you take a long break??? Now there is a play called Gem of the Ocean. This is one of August Wilson's famed "Pittsburgh Cycle," ten plays about residents of that city's Hill District. It's a mixture of fantasy and harsh reality, as 285-year old Aunt Ester leads a community for whom slavery is an all-too-vivid memory.  Visit humanrace theatre.org.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:04 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

What's Great in Dayton: October 14 -20, 2011

The logo for this year's Masquerage.

If you like old time Rock & Roll dancing, then Friday evening, Corky’s Band is playing your favorite 50’s, 60’s & 70’s tunes. It’s at the American Czechoslovakian Club, on Valley St.

You can interact with the Wright brothers or Paul Laurence Dunbar on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 . Go to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center It’s at the corner of Williams and Third in Dayton.

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Film
1:23 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Oakwood Native's Film Airs Nationwide

Actor Scott Klavan (who plays Peter Cooper) on a scale model of the Tom Thumb in Baltimore
Courtesy of THE GARDNER DOCUMENTARY GROUP

Janet Gardner grew up in the Dayton area, and was inspired by the Wright Brothers to produce her film "Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story". Cooper was a 19th century inventor and philanthropist. WYSO's Emily McCord spoke with Gardner about her upbringing and why Peter Cooper should hold an important place in American history.

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