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Paul Laurence Dunbar Birthday Party

Saturday,June 23

Sunday, June 24

11:00am to 3:00pm

Dayton's National Park, in collaboration with the Dunbar Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), will be hosting a birthday party to commemorate the life of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The event will feature tours of the home, hot dogs and chips, veggie burgers, cake and ice cream, music, storytelling and Dunbar's poetry. Everyone is invited! The event is FREE.

The fun continues Sunday, June 24 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm) with activities slated for our youth. Adventure abounds with games, trivia, poetry, and more birthday cake and picnic items throughout the day. Kids of all ages will be able to experienced the same kind of games Paul Laurence Dunbar did.

And it's free!

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is located at 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio. Please enter through the visitor center entrance on Edison Street (around the corner from the Dunbar House).

Tours of the home are free and available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30 pm).

For more information call 937.225.7705 or email Ranger Gregg at

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