The Great 1913 Flood Exhibit
When flood waters roared into downtown Dayton in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 25, 1913, the region was forever changed by the ensuing disaster. While homes and businesses were destroyed and thousands of residents were displaced by the event, Daytonians overcame hardship to restore the area. Along the way, an innovative system of flood control was introduced to ensure that a catastrophic flood would not occur again. View original, flood related objects, read first-hand accounts of the harrowing days following the flood and see the devastation and rebirth of the region through photographs and film as you explore our new permanent exhibit at Carillon Historical Park.