• Dayton's National Park

    Dayton Aviation Heritage

    National Historical Park Ohio

Event Details

  • 02/27/2014

    Location: 110 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio | Map Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Park Ranger Contact Phone Number: 937.225.7705

Speaker Series Event
The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry
Edward J. Roach
Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The Engineers Club of Dayton, 110 Monument Ave.

During the fall of 1909, Wilbur and Orville Wright decided the time was
right to begin manufacturing their airplanes for sale. Backed by Wall
Street tycoons, including August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, and
Andrew Freedman, the brothers formed the Wright Company. National
Park Service historian Edward Roach provides a fascinating window
into the Wright Company, its place in Dayton, its management struggles,
and its effects on early U.S. aviation.