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Rotating Exhibits in Dunbar Library

Special Collections and Archives installs fresh exhibits on the first, second, and fourth floor of Dunbar Library several times per year. For news and information about the latest exhibits in these cases, please visit our Out of the Box blog.

Semi-Permanent Exhibits in Dunbar Library

Charlie Taylor (First Floor)
A bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor is on display near the Dunbar Library entrance. Taylor built the engine for the Wright brothers' 1903 flyer and is recognized for his achievements as the world's first airplane mechanic. The bust was presented in honor of Taylor and all aircraft mechanics by the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association (AMTA) in June of 2007.

Wright State University History (Group Study Room)
This exhibit includes several cases of photographs and artifacts from Wright State's founding in the 1960s into the 21st century. (Learn more on our Out of the Box blog.)

Brain Games Collection (Group Study Room)
Interested in a break that will keep your mind active? Visit the collection of games available in the Group Study Room on the first floor of Dunbar Library.

Charlie Taylor (Fourth Floor)
Learn more about the Wright Brothers' mechanician.

Model Airplanes (Fourth Floor)
This exhibit pairs model airplanes with photographs and historical information about the models' real-life counterparts. (Learn more on our Out of the Bog blog.)

Wright State Public History (Fourth Floor)
Learn more about the Wright State University master's degree in Public History