Discover Dayton’s Rich Heritage with Dayton History!


The History of Dayton History

Learn how Colonel Deeds started the park and how much it has grown!



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.


Digital Photo Archive

Photographs are one of the most important and largest parts of our collections here at Dayton History. Explore our Digital Photo Archive featuring more than 40,000 images.


The Collections Corner

Learn about exciting stories from our collection.


Flood Donors

Carillon Historical Park features the Great 1913 Flood exhibit building where guests can view original flood-related objects, read harrowing first-hand accounts of post-flood days, and witness the devastation and rebirth of the region through photographs and film.