Lives of Consequence

Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these men offered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and the ability to take a dream and make it a reality.

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Features

Dunbar Historic Site

Dunbar Historic Site

Programs about the life of Dayton's native son, Paul Laurence Dunbar, will be offered beginning April 17 every Friday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Witness Orville and Wilbur Wright's life through their camera lens as the photographs of the brothers are publicly displayed. Event is free of charge.

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Book collection on shelf

Dunbar Book Exhibit

For a limited time, see the personal books of Paul Laurence Dunbar on display at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.

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Like me!

LIKE Wilbear

Wilbear, the most interesting bear in the universe, has a LIKE page now.

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Visitor Center Hours

Visitor Center Hours

The park's two visitor centers (Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center) are now open seven days a week.

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Park Flat Friends

Flat Wilbear and Friends

Explore Dayton's National Park with a flat friend. Choose from a variety of flat rangers, wright brothers or a flat wilbears.

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Gliding the

Gliding the "Wright" Way

Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted experiments from 1899 - 1902 that led to the invention of the first practical airplane in 1903.

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Dr. Bret Ruby with visitors during a tour of Hopewell Mound Group

This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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William Howard Taft NHS

William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Visit the Cincinnati two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born & grew up. A true civil servant, from Hamilton county to D.C

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