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Contact: Bob Petersen, 937-225-7705
The 2017 Paul Laurence Dunbar Dinner Celebration
Internationally acclaimed African-American poet and author, Paul Laurence Dunbar, was born on June 27th, 1872. In celebration of the one hundred and forty-fifth anniversary of his birth, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, in conjunction with the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, will host a celebratory dinner to honor his legacy. The dinner will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 33 E. Fifth Street across from the Dayton Convention Center on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Participants will have an opportunity to celebrate Dunbar’s life and raise A Toast to Dayton.
Participants will have an entrée choice of rosemary lemon chicken, grilled salmon, New York strip steak, or a vegetarian dish and will receive a commemorative wine glass. There will also be a moving presentation by Mitchell Capel, nationally known for his portrayals of Dunbar’s works.
Tickets for this biennial event are available for $50 and can be purchased from the Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center located at 16 S. Williams Street in Dayton. Tickets may be paid for with cash or by check, payable to Aviation Trial, Inc. We are unable to accept credit card payments at this time, but two (2) installment payments of $25 each will be accepted.
For more information about this event, please email ranger Bob Petersen or by phone at 937-225-7705. For more information about the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, please email ranger Gregg Smith, or call: 937-224-7061. You can also find additional information on the Dunbar House Historic Site when you visit the park's web page.