Birthday Celebration for Milton Wright!

Friday, November 16, 2018


Special Collections & Archives

4th floor Paul Laurence Dunbar Library

Wright State University

Saturday, November 17, marks the 189th anniversary of the birth of Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. Born in 1828 in Rush County, Indiana, he lived a long and full life as head of his family and as a leader and minister in the United Brethren in Christ Church.

Join us on Friday, November 16, to celebrate the 189th birthday of Bishop Milton Wright (1829-1917) and the release of his diaries in Wright State University’s online repository, CORE Scholar. Milton Wright’s diaries, spanning 1857-1917, chronicle his remarkable life and offer a unique insight into the Wright family, including his two famous sons Wilbur and Orville. The event will include exhibits of the original diaries, photographs, letters and other rare items documenting Milton’s life, as well as a demonstration of the diaries in CORE Scholar. For additional event and parking information, please call 937-775-2092 or email

Hosted by: Special Collections and Archives

Digital Initiatives and Repository Services

Wright State University Libraries


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see

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

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours and for a map.


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.

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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- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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