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Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie: Where Aviation Took Wing.


WACO Historical Society Aviation Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 13, 2018–doors open at 6:30 p.m., speech at 7 p.m

WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373.

The WACO Lecture Series continues this month with “Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie: Where Aviation Took Wing” on Tuesday, November 13th with author David Nolin. This presentation begins at 7:00 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Huffman Prairie, east of Dayton, was the experimental grounds for Orville and Wilbur Wright as they refined their flying machines. Though the prairie has been damaged over the years, volunteers and agencies have worked together in order to restore 114 acres of this prairie to the grassland full of wildflowers that once filled this prairie. Nolin will cover the history of this land, from glaciers to the protection of the Dayton Aviation National Historical Park, and everything in between; Huffman Prairie has seen activity by American Indians, settlers, farmers, flood control engineers, the Wright Brothers, and the U.S. Government. David Nolin, author of Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie” led the land acquisition and habitat management of the Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark. Come learn more about the history and renewal of this special piece of land.

All aviation lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH. Programs are scheduled to last one hour with questions to follow. Donations to the WACO Air Museum are accepted. For questions, please call 937-335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.