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The Old Barn Club and the Golden Age of Hills and Dales Park

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

Please join us as we step back into the pastoral setting of early Van Buren Township for a trip through John H. Patterson’s sprawling country park. We’ll review the major events occurring in Hills and Dales Park, trace its important equestrian history, and explore the Old Barn Club, which served as the hub of the park’s early social activities. We’ll also visit the nine Adirondack-style camps that hosted countless picnics and parties during the park’s heyday.                                                                                          

 


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"Who's That Lady"

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Presenter Karen D. Brame, M.A., M.A., an adjunct professor of history, discusses various women achievers of the Africa Diaspora and their accomplishments in diverse genres. 
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Miamisburg Bicentennial Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading and discussing books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818. Please see a library staff member for the current discussion title.
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"Buffalo Soldier in America"

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Presenter Karen D. Brame, M.A., M.A., an adjunct professor of history, details the brave history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the life and legacy of the brilliant Colonel Charles Young. 
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Women in the Walk of Fame

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

In 1996 we celebrated 200 years of Dayton and Miami Valley history. As a legacy tribute to the important women and men of the area, Celebration Dayton ’96 created The Walk of Fame. To date, 200+ women, men or groups have been commemorated with sidewalk stones, 44 of them are women. Nancy Horlacher, Local History Librarian, will highlight the lives of the women in the Walk of Fame.


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African American History Trivia

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Team up in pairs and go head to head with African American History facts.
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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 Bicentennial Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading and discussing books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818. Please see a library staff member for the current discussion title.
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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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