Take a trip through time and explore the history and curiosities from the 1860s to the 1940s featuring US and World Events, Inventions & Technology, the Wright brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, American Letters, and Dayton Events.
Pick a theme, then pick a decade and travel through our interactive timeline. To return to the home page, click on "backspace" bar.
The Wright brothers’ invention of the airplane changed much in the world. Click here to see The Miracle of Flight movie, the Learning to Fly cartoon, Riding the Wind movie, the Age of Flight movie and test your skills with the interactive simulator by left clicking your mouse.
Click here for more information about the Greatest Weather Disaster in Dayton's history
Did You Know?
Orville, Katharine, and Wilbur Wright travel to Washington, D.C. in 1909 at the request of President William Howard Taft. The Wright brothers were presented with the Aero Club of America medal at a White House ceremony.