Dayton History and Carillon Park are proud to announce the grand opening of the Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship on August 20 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. It will mark the largest single public opening of new exhibits and attractions at Carillon Park since the Park’s debut in 1950. The Heritage Center will showcase nearly 1,000 rarely seen artifacts as well as the restored original Deeds Barn, renovated ARMCO steam locomotive, brightly painted Carousel of Dayton Innovation, the We Progress Through Change Theatre, Dayton made toys, plus the evolution of Huffy, NCR, Duriron, DRT, General Motors, and many more.
Some of the special attractions and new exhibits:
- Deeds Barn featuring the 1912 Cadillac owned by the Kettering Family
- Carousel of Dayton Innovation
- We Progress Through Change Theatre
- History of NCR
- Exhibit of Dayton Built Cash Registers
- Birth of DELCO
- Evolution of General Motors in Dayton
- Birth of Aerospace
- John Patterson’s Business Legacy
- World of Dayton Printing
- Heavy Manufacturing
- Top Secret Projects: Dayton’s Desch Bombe and Dayton’s Manhattan Project
- Dayton Made Toys
- Armco Locomotive
- Juvenile Manufacturing Company
For more information, please call 937.293.2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org.
Dayton History is Montgomery County’s official historical organization. Consisting of Carillon Historical Park, Hawthorn Hill, Patterson Homestead, Old River Park, Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, Memorial Hall and Old Court House, Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region’s past.