Space Parachutes at the Library

• On Monday, July 29 the Parachute Museum will present “Space Parachutes” at the Main Library @ 7:00p to 8:00p, Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor:

In celebration of the anniversary of landing on the moon. Parachutes have been a critical part of most US space programs.  From bringing astronauts safely back to earth, to landing probes on Mars, parachutes have played a key role.  This presentation will discuss the ways parachutes have been used in space programs and the types of parachutes utilized for each application; including some local ties to the parachute technology development.

• On Thursday, Aug. 1 the Parachute Museum will present “Space Parachutes” at the Miamisburg Library @ 6:30p to 7:30p, Community Room

• On Thursday, Aug. 8 the Parachute Museum will present “Space Parachutes” at the Vandalia Library @ 7:00p to 8:00p, Community Room

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COVID-19 Closure Updates

Status of Aviation Trail sites regarding visitors during the COVID-19 precautions: Status on Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park buildings as of December 3. All indoor facilities closed.


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.


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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