Archive Crawl to be held Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 4 PM; Thursday, October 13 from 2 to 5 PM; and Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 4 PM. The “Crawl” will be held at the Beavercreek Historical Society History Center located at 1981 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio.
Come see our unique collection of interesting materials and pieces of local history, carefully tended by Carolyn Fourman and Donna Lawson, our Archive Committee Co-chairs. BHS is joining various host archives in the Dayton And Cincinnati area in an activity known as an Archive Crawl with opportunities to visit with archivists and go on special behind-the-scene tours, depending on the repository visited. Besides our BHS History Center archives, a sampling of the many repositories include Wright State Library, WYSO Archives, Greene, Clinton, Clark, and Montgomery County Records Center & Archives, and more. Prizes are offered for folks attending five or more archives. For more information, call Donna at 937-776-7569, Carolyn at 937-433-5710 or refer to the Fall Log by Log referenced below.
Quarterly Meeting, 25 October 2016, 7:00 PM, Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH
Local journalist, children’s author and biographer Tim Gaffney will be speaking at this meeting regarding his book “The Dayton Flight Factory, The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation”. His book extends what was included in David McCullough’s book about the Wright Brothers. McCullough’s book ends at the point in time where the Wrights were forming their company and a good part of Gaffney’s book is about their factory so it serves “as the rest of the story”. He will be providing an update on efforts to save the original Wright factory for addition to Dayton’s National Park. He will also talk about some of the factory’s distinguished visitors, including actor/director Tom Hanks and author David McCullough. Timothy Gaffney’s book will be available for sale at this meeting. This event is free and open to the public.