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Street Names of Dayton

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

If you’ve ever driven through Woodland Cemetery you may have noticed that many of the monuments have the names of many of the streets in Dayton. In this program, we’ll introduce you to the men and women whose streets bear their name and how they contributed to the history of Dayton.


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Miamisburg!! Our Story Bicentennial Book Club & Lecture Series

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818 and attending this lecture series.

January: Miami Township and Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town

February: Miami Township, Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Impact of the Great 1913 Flood on Miamisburg, Ohio, German Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

March:  Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our TownMiamisburg in World War IIGerman Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

April: Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Buckeye Women: the History of Ohio's Daughters, Our Lady of Good Hope, Miamisburg, Ohio Sesquicentennial History, 1852-2002, Four Churches into One

May: title(s) to be determined
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About the Book with Mark Bernstein: A Special WYSO Book Nook Live with Host Vick Mickunas

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Vick Mickunas, host of WYSO’s Book Nook, will interview author Mark Bernstein about his recently re-released book, Grand Eccentrics: Turning the Century: Dayton and the Inventing of America.  Bernstein will discuss how the innovation and collaborative spirit of great Daytonians led to an age of industry which still shapes our lives today. Bernstein will have his book available for purchase and autographing after the program.
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Flyers in the Finals: Dayton in the 1967 NCAA Tournament

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Piloting a young basketball team that had graduated its all-time top scorer, third year coach Don Donoher lands a bid for his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship.  All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including upsets of three top 10 teams, to reach the national finals.  There Dayton encounters Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins, a team at the dawn of one of the most amazing dynasties in sports history.  Join historian Mike Williams to relive the Dayton Flyer’s greatest run in the Big Dance.
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Cemetery Symbols and Representations

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room

Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's trade, occupation or even ethnic identity. While many of these tombstone symbols have fairly simple interpretations, it is not always easy to determine their meaning and significance. We were not present when these symbols were carved into the stone and can't claim to know our ancestors' intentions. They may have included a particular symbol for no other reason than because they thought it was pretty.


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Carillon Park: Recent Changes / Future Plans

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
The talk will highlight what Carillon Historical Park has looked like for many years, the recent changes that have been made, and what the future holds for Carillon Park in the years to come.  There is much to see today and exciting changes are in store for our visitors in the future.  Everyone in attendance will receive one free adult admission to the park. 
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Two U.S. Citizens that Spied for the Nazis

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-foster daughter team operating in New York City.  Simon Emil Koedel was a naturalized citizen and U.S. Army veteran who worked as a movie projectionist.  His foster daughter, Marie Koedel, was an attractive brunette adept at extracting information from defense workers, merchant mariners, and officers in the armed forces.  The elder Koedel’s exploits included being given a guided tour of the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal and securing the help of a sitting U.S. Senator.  Join historian Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string of events that led to their eventual prosecution.
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Luminaries of Dayton

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

We will visit the lives of the people who are resting peacefully in Section 101 of Woodland Cemetery including the Wright Brothers and family, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Medal of Honor recipient Charles Goodwin Bickham, lawyers Grafton Kennedy and Sylvester Carr, the Mead family, brewery owners George Schantz and Frederick Olt, Electra C. Doren, Katharine Kennedy Brown, John Alexander Collins, reverends Edward A. Puff and William J. Shuey and many more.


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Midnight Ride with Paul Revere

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Join Mr. Collins, in full period costume, as he takes us back to the famous April 1775 "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere."  A fun, entertaining, and educational engagement with handouts and more!
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Miamisburg!! Our Story Bicentennial Book Club & Lecture Series

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818 and attending this lecture series.

January: Miami Township and Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town

February: Miami Township, Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Impact of the Great 1913 Flood on Miamisburg, Ohio, German Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

March:  Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our TownMiamisburg in World War IIGerman Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

April: Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Buckeye Women: the History of Ohio's Daughters, Our Lady of Good Hope, Miamisburg, Ohio Sesquicentennial History, 1852-2002, Four Churches into One

May: title(s) to be determined
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Two U.S. Citizens that Spied for the Nazis

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-foster daughter team operating in New York City.  Simon Emil Koedel was a naturalized citizen and U.S. Army veteran who worked as a movie projectionist.  His foster daughter, Marie Koedel, was an attractive brunette adept at extracting information from defense workers, merchant mariners, and officers in the armed forces.  The elder Koedel’s exploits included being given a guided tour of the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal and securing the help of a sitting U.S. Senator.  Join historian Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string of events that led to their eventual prosecution.
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Miamisburg!! Our Story Bicentennial Book Club & Lecture Series

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818 and attending this lecture series.

January: Miami Township and Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town

February: Miami Township, Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Impact of the Great 1913 Flood on Miamisburg, Ohio, German Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

March:  Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our TownMiamisburg in World War IIGerman Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

April: Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Buckeye Women: the History of Ohio's Daughters, Our Lady of Good Hope, Miamisburg, Ohio Sesquicentennial History, 1852-2002, Four Churches into One

May: title(s) to be determined
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