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A Carillon Christmas

Carillon Park Rail Festival

Culp’s Café

Easter Sunrise Service

Fleurs de Fête

Heritage Day with the Dayton Philharmonic

Old River Park Artifacts

Wright Brothers National Museum

  • The 1905 Wright Flyer III:  The only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark, the first practical flying machine, and what Orville considered the brothers’ most important aircraft. Orville Wright gifted the airplane to the park. Photo credit: Dan Patterson.
  • The Korona V: The camera used to take the famous first flight photo on Dec. 17, 1903. Photo credit: Dan Patterson.
  • Two 1901 Van Cleve Bicycles: Only five original Wright bicycles exist in the world. Two are at Carillon Historical Park. Photo credit: Skip Peterson.
  • Singer Sewing Machine: The sewing machine used to sew the muslin fabric on the Wrights’ early gliders and airplanes. Photo credit: Skip Peterson.

Wright at Home • Hawthorn Hill