The Big Read: Wright Brothers Collection

Wright Brothers Collection Special Showing

Sunday, March 26, 2017 1-5 PM

Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries

This year's Big Read book is David McCullough's The Wright Brothers. If you've read the book or are planning to, don't miss this exciting opportunity to see the largest collection of Wright Brothers material in the world at its home in Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries. You are invited to a special showing of the collection on Sunday, March 26, from 1 - 5PM.

This unique opportunity will allow you to see original Wright family photographs, documents, letters, diaries, report cards, films, home movies, albums, contracts, and much more. Also enjoy exhibits and have your photo taken with Wilbur, Orville and Katharine.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available near the library (No Parking Pass required on Sundays). Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 PM.

Special Collections and Archives is located on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library on the Wright State University campus, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435-0001. Call 937-775-2092 for additional information.


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16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

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or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.


From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.


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