Join the Society!

It is a great time to become a Dayton History Society Member! Becoming a Society Member is a rewarding way to support Dayton History, socialize with friends, and become more familiar with Dayton’s incredible history. Special member-only events are planned throughout the year.

To join the Dayton History society, please email Lauryn Bayliff at lbayliff@daytonhistory.org or call 937-293-2841 ext. 105.

Did you know that…

Your membership gift, at any level, directly supports the educational programs of Dayton History which bring our region’s history to life for thousands of children each year, and the many other activities offered. Membership gifts are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
 

During your one-year membership period, you will enjoy the following benefits:

Dunbar Society – $1,000 – $2,499 

  • Unlimited free admission to Carillon Park, the Patterson Homestead, and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House for you and your immediate household; discounted tours of Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home
  • 4 complimentary guest admission tickets to Carillon Historical Park ($32 value)
  • Free admission to the Miami Valley Rail Fest and the Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • Discounted pricing for selected summer camps, workshops, events and programs
  • Special invitations to Society member-only events, all member events and all Dayton History special events
  • 10% member discount on all event rentals at any Dayton History site*
  • One year’s complimentary subscription to The Dayton History Heritage member mailings
  • Listing as a Dunbar Society member  in the Dayton History Annual Report

*Does not include Hawthorn Hill

 

Jonathan Dayton Society $2,500 – $4,999 

  • Unlimited free admission to Carillon Park, the Patterson Homestead, and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House for you and your immediate household; discounted tours of Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home
  • 6 complimentary guest admission tickets to Carillon Historical Park ($48 value)
  • Free admission to the Miami Valley Rail Fest and the Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • Discounted pricing for selected summer camps, workshops, events and programs
  • Special invitations to Society member-only events, all member events and all Dayton History special events
  • 15% member discount on all event rentals at any Dayton History site*
  • One year’s complimentary subscription to The Dayton History Heritage member mailings
  • Listing as a Jonathan Dayton Society member  in the Dayton History Annual Report

 

George Newcom Society – $5,000 – $9,999

  • A private tour of a Dayton History site of your choice
  • Unlimited free admission to Carillon Park, the Patterson Homestead, and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House for you and your immediate household; discounted tours of Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home
  • 8 complimentary guest admission tickets to Carillon Historical Park ($64 value)
  • Free admission to the Miami Valley Rail Fest
  • Discounted pricing for selected summer camps, workshops, events and programs
  • Special invitations to Society member-only events, all member events and all Dayton History special events
  • 20% member discount on all event rentals at ant Dayton History site*
  • One year’s complimentary subscription to The Dayton History Heritage member mailings
  • Listing as a George Newcom Society member in the Dayton History Annual Report
  • Two (2) passes to the Dayton Heritage Festival
  • Two (2) guest passes to the Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • Two (2) tickets to Ringing in the Holidays
  • Two (2) tickets to a Tavern Dinner of your choice

 

Wright Brothers Society – $10,000-$24,999

  • A private tour of two Dayton History sites of your choice
  • Unlimited free admission to Carillon Park, the Patterson Homestead, and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House for you and your immediate household; discounted tours of Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home
  • 10 complimentary guest admission tickets to Carillon Historical Park ($80 value)
  • Free admission to the Miami Valley Rail Fest
  • Discounted pricing for selected summer camps, workshops, events and programs
  • Special invitations to Society member-only events, all member events and all Dayton History special events
  • 25% member discount on all event rentals at any Dayton History site*
  • One year’s complimentary subscription to The Dayton History Heritage member mailings
  • Listing as a Wright Brothers Society member in the Dayton History Annual Report
  • Four (4) passes to the Dayton Heritage Festival
  • Four (4) guest passes to the Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • Four (4) tickets to Ringing in the Holidays
  • Four (4) tickets to a Tavern Dinner of your choice

 

Kettering Society – $25,000 and above

  • A private tour of three Dayton History sites
  • Unlimited free admission to Carillon Park, the Patterson Homestead, and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House for you and your immediate household; discounted tours of Hawthorn Hill, Orville Wright’s home
  • 12 complimentary guest admission tickets to Carillon Historical Park ($96 value)
  • Free admission to the Miami Valley Rail Fest
  • Discounted pricing for selected summer camps, workshops, events and programs
  • Special invitations to Society member-only events, all member events and all Dayton History special events
  • One complimentary event rental at any Dayton History site*
  • One year’s complimentary subscription to The Dayton History Heritage member mailings
  • Listing as a Kettering Society member in the Dayton History Annual Report
  • Six (6) passes to the Dayton Heritage Festival
  • Six (6) guest passes to the Dayton Concours d’Elegance
  • Six (6) tickets to Ringing in the Holidays
  • Six (6) tickets to a Tavern Dinner of your choice