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Ancestry Library Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Presenter Karen D. Brame, M.A., M.A., discusses the life, friendships and legacy of poet extraordinaire and native Daytonian, Paul Laurence Dunbar. 
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Bottoms Up! Early Brewers in Dayton

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Dayton was well established by the 1850s and its industry included railroad car, farm equipment and tobacco manufacturing; flour mills, paper mills, spice mills and distilleries. Brewing beer and other spirits were big business that lasted well into the new century.
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Stomps Burkhardt Chair Company

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Elizabeth Grismer, editor of Chair Stories & Other Tales, and a descendant of the founders of the Burkhardt Stomps Chair Company will tell the story of the rise and eventual decline of this local Dayton business. Founded in 1860 and operating in downtown Dayton at the corner of First Street and Canal Streets until 1928, this factory created ornately made chairs that are still found throughout the United States and Canada.  
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Changes in Women's Fashion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northmont
Council Chambers
Historian Leslie Arendt explains the forces such as social mores, technology, and economics that drove women's fashion trends through colonial times to the 1880s. Enjoy an up close look at historical garments including underclothes, day wear, ball gowns, and more displayed on both mannequins and live models. 
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He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Presenter Karen D. Brame, M.A., M.A., discusses the life, friendships and legacy of poet extraordinaire and native Daytonian, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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Free Genealogy Websites

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealogy databases?  I'll show you what you can get for FREE, with an emphasis on Ohio research. 
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Changes in Women's Fashion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Historian Leslie Arendt explains the forces such as social mores, technology, and economics that drove women's fashion trends through colonial times to the 1880s. Enjoy an up close look at historical garments including underclothes, day wear, ball gowns, and more displayed on both mannequins and live models. 
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The Rise and Fall of George Remus

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
America’s first millionaire bootlegger was George Remus, a Chicago lawyer who had studied the weaknesses in the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act. Remus moved to Cincinnati to set up his operation and soon became fabulously wealthy, protecting his business with a network of bribes that reached into the office of the U. S. Attorney General. Taken down by a handful of officials who refused to be bought, Remus returned from serving three years in prison in 1927 and gunned down his turncoat wife in broad daylight. He defended himself in court and secured an acquittal that stunned the nation. Teacher and local historian Mike Williams invites you to meet the real Remus, the man who some believe served as one of the models for the Great Gatsby.
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Miami Valley Haunts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasion we may catch something unusual out of the corner of our eye or hear something peculiar like music or voices talking in the next room when no one is there. Sometimes we may get a strange sensation or feel an unexplained chill in the air. Nancy Horlacher, Local History Specialist, invites you to take a look at some of the sites where such things are said to have happened in the Miami Valley.

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Ohio State Football: the Forgotten Dawn

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Author, Robert J. Roman, draws on extensive archival research and rare photos from The Ohio State University archives to tell the untold story of the early days of football at Ohio’s flagship public university. Mr. Roman tells interesting stories about early games and players. He also discusses the research process for his book. Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn fascinates readers interested in the school’s team history and anyone with a curiosity about the early history of athletics at American public universities. 
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Two U.S. Citizens that Spied for the Nazis

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
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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Registration is open

Ancestry Library Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Miami Valley Haunts

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasion we may catch something unusual out of the corner of our eye or hear something peculiar like music or voices talking in the next room when no one is there. Sometimes we may get a strange sensation or feel an unexplained chill in the air. Nancy Horlacher, Local History Specialist, invites you to take a look at some of the sites where such things are said to have happened in the Miami Valley. 
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He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Presenter Karen D. Brame, M.A., M.A., discusses the life, friendships and legacy of poet extraordinaire and native Daytonian, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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Luminaries of Dayton

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room
In this program, join Angie Hoschouer  of Woodland Cemetery, Arboretum and Foundation as she visits 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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Miami Valley Haunts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room

The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasion we may catch something unusual out of the corner of our eye or hear something peculiar like music or voices talking in the next room when no one is there. Sometimes we may get a strange sensation or feel an unexplained chill in the air. Nancy Horlacher, Local History Specialist, invites you to take a look at some of the sites where such things are said to have happened in the Miami Valley.

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Genealogy Using Court Records

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Court records are one of the most underused genealogy resources, but can lead to a treasure trove of authoritative information that may be unavailable anywhere else!  In this class, we will learn how to use court records to enhance your family tree.
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Bottoms Up! Early Brewers in Dayton

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room

Dayton was well established by the 1850s and its industry included railroad car, farm equipment and tobacco manufacturing; flour mills, paper mills, spice mills and distilleries. Brewing beer and other spirits were big businessthat lasted well into the new century.

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The Barney & Smith Car Company

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room

Join Scott Trostel as he tells the fascinating story of the famous Barney & Smith Car Company of Dayton, started before the first tracks of any railroad had reached town.  The first rail cars were shipped out on the Miami and Erie Canal.  They firm in size and reputation, ultimately building the first new sleeping car for George M. Pullman, as well as palatial trains for the crown heads around the globe, plus tens of thousands of freight cars and many street and electric railway cars.  It was overtaken by the poor management of new owners at that time when the technology of wooden construction was giving way to all-steel rail cars.  B & S had always set the pace in railcar construction, but after a series of mergers by the competition, it was left an orphan in a industry that was rapidly reinventing itself, ultimately succumbing in 1924.

 

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Genealogy Using Court Records

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Genealogy Using Court Records
 
Court records are one of the most underused genealogy resources, but can lead to a treasure trove of authoritative information that may be unavailable anywhere else!  In this class, we will learn how to use court records to enhance your family tree.

MEB 7/19/2017
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The Quintessential Home Front During the “Great War”

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

World War One war was a pivotal time in the military use of technology and we’ll review how Dayton, with its aviation base and strong industrial and innovation heritage, was ideally suited to contribute to our nation’s war efforts. We’ll also explore the Dayton area as it recovered from the 1913 Flood and how Dayton citizens mobilized to help produce the soldiers, weapons, supplies, and money necessary to win the war.

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Registration begins 10/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

Free Genealogy Websites

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealogy databases?  I'll show you what you can get for FREE, with an emphasis on Ohio research. 
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Registration begins 10/1/2017 at 12:00 AM

Ancestry Library Edition

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition . Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Luminaries of Dayton

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
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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