Dayton History – Past, Present, and Future

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DAYTON HISTORY – PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE — Learn about the Past, Present and Future of Dayton History, which was formed in 2005 when Carillon Historical Park merged with the Montgomery County Historical Society to create a new umbrella organization. The private non‐profit (501c3) organization was established to preserve, share, and celebrate our region’s history. Our main campus, Carillon Historical Park, is home to over 30 historic structures and tells the region’s exciting history of settlement, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to the Park, the following sites rest under Dayton History’s care:

  • Carillon Brewing Company: The nation’s only production brewery in a museum. Est. 2014.
  • Hawthorn Hill: Orville Wright’s success mansion. Join the ranks of Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison as visitors to the first pilot’s last home. Est. 1914.
  • The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site: Home of the first internationally‐acclaimed African‐American poet. Est. 1903.
  • Patterson Homestead: Former home of Revolutionary War soldier and Lexington, Kentucky founder Colonel Robert Patterson and his family, including future NCR founder John H. Patterson. Est. 1816.
  • The Old Court House: One of the nation’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, Abraham Lincoln and seven other U.S. Presidents have spoken here. Est. 1850.
  • Memorial Hall: Memorial Hall was conceived as a tribute to local Civil and Spanish‐American War veterans. It now functions as Montgomery County’s memorial to area veterans serving in all conflicts. Est. 1910.
  • The Archive Center: Housing millions of the Dayton region’s artifacts. Once managed solely by the Montgomery County Historical Society (est. 1896), the collection at the Archive Center is well over 100‐years old.

Karla Hollencamp will be our guest speaker.

Karla is a member of Dayton History at Carillon Park’s Guest Experience Team. A Wright State graduate, Karla has been a writer, producer and creator of local events and installations for three decades.

Please plan to attend this interesting, informative and free presentation on October 26, at the MOUND SCIENCE AND ENERGY MUSEUM at 7 pm. For more information please contact the Museum at msem475 at gmail dot com, or call 937‐353‐4457. Please remember to “like” the Museum on Facebook/Mound Museum.


Mound Science and Energy Museum Association
E-Mail: msem475 at gmail dot com
Phone: 937-353-4457