The Dayton History Fund
Funds donated to the Dayton History Fund help preserve and interpret more than 40 buildings and millions of artifacts and provide year-round educational programming.
These funds are used for a variety of purposes, such as:
- Collecting and preserving the artifacts and stories connected to our region’s history.
- Conserving and maintaining the 1905 Wright Flyer III—the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark, the world’s first practical flying machine, and what the Wright brothers considered their most important aircraft.
- Providing students with high-quality educational experiences.
- Operating and maintaining Deed’s Carillon—Ohio’s largest carillon.
- Assisting with the costs of operating and maintaining the Deed’s Carillon, Ohio’s largest carillon
- Providing exciting summer learning opportunities for children.
- Maintaining Carillon Historical Park’s scenic and beautiful grounds.
Did you know that…
Just $5.00 enables a child to participate in one of our school field trips.
Donations of any size are valued.
|$25||Buys five pounds of wool for spinning demonstrations on a historic loom|
|$50||Buys enough beeswax for three classes of schoolchildren to learn candle making|
|$100||Buys 6 gallons of oil to keep the lights burning in Locust Grove Schoolhouse or historically accurate garden tools for the William Morris House garden|
|$250||A full cord of firewood for educational programming at the William Morris House or a professionally made, historically accurate costume for our historical interpreters to wear to help bring history to life|
|$500||Audio visual equipment maintenance for the Object Theatre in the Wright Brothers Aviation Center and other exhibits or cookware and stoneware pieces for the hearth cooking workshops|
Larger gifts are always welcome. They can provide a way to make future projects our reality.