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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Run, bike or hike to Dayton's Aviation Places

Bike, Hike or Run to Dayton's Aviation Places

Earn a free KleenKanteen Aviation Trail water bottle when you visit six of twelve designated aviation sites in the Dayton area.

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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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The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

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

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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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LIKE Wilbear

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

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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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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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Portrait of Colonel Charles Young

Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st

Ohio now has nine Nat'l Park Service sites throughout the state! The newest site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce.

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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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