Archive & Research

Dayton History has been collecting, preserving and telling the stories of the Dayton region for over 100 years. Experience the region’s local history by reading about some of our neighborhoods, learn from oral histories, and browse some selections from our outstanding image collection.

For local history or cash register research questions, please email

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Project in Progress

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