Historical Experience, Special Events and more!

Dayton History offers fun-filled historical experiences through the year for the whole family to enjoy. Choose from our annual events  & workshops, or create your own personalized historical experience that fits your unique educational needs. Our Education department will work closely with you to setup your perfect Dayton History experience. For more information, please call 937-293-2841 ext. 127 or email education1@daytonhistory.org..

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Tavern Dinners

Enjoy an authentic hearth cooked meal in the 18th century Newcom Tavern. With recipes pulled from 19th century receipt books, guests learn how Daytonians dined in the 1800s. Costumed interpreters bring 19th-century Dayton to life during this unique candlelit dinner.


Victorian Teas at the Patterson Homestead

Join us for a 19th century afternoon tea at the historic Patterson Homestead. Enjoy hot tea, a variety of breads, tea sandwiches and desserts served by interpreters in 19th century costume. Learn about the Patterson family history and take a tour of the Homestead.


Old Case Files

Step back in time to witness a historical reenactment of a famous Dayton murder trial from the early twentieth century. Spectators will have the opportunity to become a juror and decide the fate of the accused.


Home School Day

Spend the day at the park! Home School Day is a wonderful way for home-schooled students to enjoy hands-on educational activities and programs.


Settler Survival Camp

Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier.