Category Archives: Local History

Flying Boats, Part II: “The Wright Brothers”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program By 1911, the Wilbur and Orville Wright had managed to prove that manned, powered flight was possible, practical, and profitable. They had secured … Continue reading






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The Dayton Air Show: A Brief History

Every summer thousands of aviation fans flock to the Dayton International Airport for the annual Dayton Air Show. In the early 1970s,┬álocal aviation enthusiasts sponsored a “General Aviation Day” at the Montgomery County Airport, now the Dayton-Wright Airport, to celebrate … Continue reading






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Out of the Box and On the Road: Early Manumission Record Part of New Exhibit at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to partner with the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, by providing a rare item from its collections to be featured in their new exhibit, Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople From … Continue reading






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