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From an actual email I received from Time-Warner Cable…. The company is probably a charter member of the media literacy board..

Easter Bunny Breakfast, Egg Hunt & More!
Saturday, April 16 – 9:00 am
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2 & Under Free.

The Easter Bunny will make his stop at Carillon Historical Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Enjoy a fun filled family day with lots of laughter and excitement. Activities include crafts, games, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and plenty of EGGS! Breakfast included with the price of the admission. Children will hunt for eggs on the beautiful Town Greene at Carillon Historical Park by age group. Tour the Park and enjoy a ride on the Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society’s 1 mile railroad track starting at 11:00 am ($1.00 train ride fee applies.)

Doors open at 9:00 am for crafts and games with the breakfast buffet beginning at 9:30 am. Easter egg hunt to follow. The Easter Bunny will be available to be photographed with your child. Be sure to bring a camera and a basket to collect eggs!!

Pre-paid admission required with a credit card. Please leave number of adults attending with the number of children and ages as well as a credit card number, expiration date and a phone number to contact you if needed. Voicemail is pass code protected for security. Receipts will be scanned and sent via email if provided, otherwise available for pickup day of the event.

Call 937-293-2841, ext. 220 to make your reservation for this special event.

Space Is Limited, Call Now!

You are Invited to a Springtime Event

April 17, 2:00 pm

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Join us as we dedicate the Hetzel Summer Kitchen and the Newcom House, restored and relocated from the Kettering-Moraine Museum.

Try some sample tastings from the Beehive Oven!

This event is Free for all Members. Paid admission to the Park is required for all non-members.

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April 19

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Dayton History in partnership with Time Warner Cable Southwest Ohio, invites you to experience our new national philanthropic initiative involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).We are addressing the STEM crisis together by introducing youth to opportunities and resources that inspire them to develop the important STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Eighty percent of jobs in the next decade will require science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. This next generation needs these skills to solve our nation’s greatest challenges.

The Next FREE Connect A Million Minds program:

Buildings from the Ground Up

This program introduces students to the building methods and materials found on many Miami Valley buildings. Students
will organize, observe and analyze construction methods and designs from the 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings at Carillon Park. Students will discover how architectural and natural resources provide a record of community development.

To sign up for these FREE after school programs at Carillon Historical Park call 937-293-2841 ext 107.

New Easter Basket & Spring Items in the Museum Store!

Bunnies and Chicks

Bunnies and Chicks and Gardener’s Buckets!

Bunnies and Chicks, Fuzzy Little Wind-up Toys $4.00

Bunny Sweeties with bag $5.00

Virgil’s Fine Soaps with hand brush and bucket $10.00

Scents : Fisherman’s Friend Anise Scent, Cook’s Companion Citrus Scent, Animal Lover’s Lavender Scent, Gardener’s Green Cucumber Scent, Holiday Pine Evergreen Scent

Starter seeds to plant in your garden!

seeds Biodegradable eco-friendly garden kit includes eco pot, soil wafer and seed packet.




Forget Me Not

$5.50 each


Little Farmer’s Kids Tools $8.00

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools in Tote $22.00

Flower Thumbtoy $3.50

Heritage Festival Tie Dye T-Shirts

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Youth $20.00 Adult $24.00

Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday

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April 24, 2011

Join us Easter Sunday at Deeds Carillon for the return of our annual nondenominational service. The entire community is invited to attend this free, ecumenical celebration presented jointly by Dayton History and Greater Dayton Christian Connections. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating.

This engaging and powerful event continues a 68-year annual tradition. The original Easter Sunrise Service, held in 1942, allowed Mrs. Edith Walton Deeds to unveil Deeds Carillon to hundreds of eager Daytonians. Mrs. Deeds, an accomplished musician, had dreamed of sharing music with the public through a carillon ever since her European travels during the 1930s.

Since that first concert, countless thousands have enjoyed carillon concerts and cultural events around the tower. Deeds Carillon is the largest carillon in Ohio and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. We hope to see you at Deeds Carillon on Easter Sunday morning!

The Value of a Membership will be

Higher than Ever in 2011!

With the unveiling of many new buildings and exhibits in 2011, the value of a Dayton History membership will be higher than ever.

  • New Buildings & Exhibits: On April 17th, we will unveil two newly relocated historic buildings at the Park: the Hetzel Summer Kitchen and the Newcom House.
  • Walking Trails: On May 25th, we will open the first phase of a new system of walking trails at the Park.
  • Culp’s Café: Our members now receive a 10% discount at Culp’s Café. (Be sure to let your server know you are a member.)
  • Annual Meeting And So Much More: Attend the members-only Annual Meeting on August 19, 2011, when we will officially dedicate the new Heritage Center of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship at the Park.
  • Walk through the original Deeds Barn and see our new special exhibition, “Dayton’s Self Starters…Igniting a Legacy.”
  • Take a ride on our new Dayton Carousel of Innovation.
  • Stroll through the Heritage Center’s extensive new exhibit space.

As a result of these exciting additions, we plan to slightly raise membership rates for Individuals, Families and Grandparents on

July 1, 2011.

To avoid the rate increase, why not renew your 2011 membership early?

Renew at the current rate before July 1st online at, or call our Membership Department at (937) 293-2841 ext. 105 to renew by phone.

The Historic Patterson Homestead
A Day in the Garden

Patterson Homestead

Saturday, April 16th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Welcome spring by spending some time at the Patterson Homestead. Along with the Homestead itself being open for tours, there will also be 30-minute programs at the top of each hour highlighting the historic kitchen garden and its essential function for the Patterson family. Additionally, we will be selling a variety of plants from our beds to make room for some new arrivals this spring.

If you have any questions, please call 937-222-9724 or check our website at

A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated for this event.

Culp’s Café
Positions Available

Culp’s Café is currently seeking servers, busboys-girls, and hosts! We are about to hit our busy season and need to expand our seasonal staff! ALL positions are part time and seasonal for the 2011 spring and summer.

Open interviews will be held on Tuesday April 24 and Wednesday April 25 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Culp’s Café

1000 Carillon Boulevard

Dayton, Ohio 45409.

Please have resume and references ready.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you.

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Culp’s Café

New Menu

Culp’s Café…Chef José has a new kitchen…a new menu…come and have a taste of history, go to our website at and click on the Culp’s Café button to see the new menu items.

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Internships Available
Dayton History – Carillon Park is offering several internships this summer. The internships consist of at least 100 hours completing various assignments in the fields below. This internship is unpaid but will provide students with a wide range of experiences and benefits.

· Fundraising/Development internship for a student studying business, fundraising, event planning, history, or a related field.

· Facility rental/event planning internship for a student studying business, event planning, history, or a related field.

· Marketing/Graphic Design internship to students who are studying marketing, communications or graphic design, or a related field.

For more information about becoming an intern with Dayton History, please contact Elise Hafenbrack, (937)293-2841 ext. 109 or by email, ehafenbrack, also visit our website at, for complete descriptions of the internships.

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On-line Heritage Spring Publication Available

Our Heritage Publication (mailed quarterly to our members) provides basic information and leads you to the website for more details. Utilizing traffic to the website allows us to instantly update stories and event information.

Please go to our website at

and click on the Heritage button.

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Thank You Donors and Members!
We would like to once again thank all of our very generous donors and members for another great year. Our 2010 Report to Donors is on-line, go to our website at and click on the Report to Donors button to view this publication.
Carillon Concert Series

Spring Schedule

Sunday, April 24 – 6:30 am

Sunday, May 8 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 15 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 29 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 5 – 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 19 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 26 – 4:00 pm

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Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family!


Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
Culps Coupon 13111 Enjoy beautiful Carillon Park then stop in Culp’s Café for lunch!

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Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409




AND AIR TIGHT. GREAT! The guy who first thought of the idea should be given an award for originality!!!

Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal.

The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw cap!

This is a great idea to share.

Good for us and the environment too.

Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes you buy something in bulk and you’re stuck with an unsealable bag. Home-centric blog Re-Nest shows us an easy way to give these bags an airtight seal with an old water bottle.

All you need to do is cut off the top of the bottle and take off the cap. Push the bag through the bottle neck, fold it over the edges, and twist the cap back on. Now, your bag has an air and water tight seal, and you didn’t have to waste the bag.


I almost hate to see this weekend come to an end. I was so excited to see it arrive due to the hectic week; however, the fun I had with my sons Saturday and Sunday, spending time with them individually and together, was priceless.

This evening we walked the dogs to the backfield of Fairmont High School, and let them romp. Quintin was on his skateboard, and Jose entertained the dogs. The wonderful weather made it all the more enjoyable – yet, nothing could compare to the sound of laughter, yapping pups, the wheels of a skateboard on the pavement.

We walked back home, and headed to Taco Bell, joking, laughing and enjoying our time together. As we ate, I watched the boys interact. Last December 2nd they met one another for the first time, and watching them tonight, it was baffling to think that within four months they acted as though they had been raised together since birth. I wished I could have frozen time to enjoy the twenty minutes or so at Taco Bell forever.

We ventured on to Kroger, and the fun did not cease. Jose’s humor, and style of joking is identical to my younger brother’s, and I find I miss Destin, and his family, all the more each time Jose jokes with Quintin. Destin and Jose are definitely kindred spirits, and as long as Jose continues to resemble Destin, I am confident of the great future before him.

Back at home, we settled into our individual courses: the boys read, and I did more work around the house. Normally, I would not work after supper, but some things needed completing. Quintin read in the kitchen while I worked on the new shelving unit, stopping now and then to ask questions on word definitions. Quintin’s nickname, “Kitten,” seems so appropriate as he is much like Logan, and the pups, desiring to spend time close to Dad.

This week will be another hectic week. Jose will be busy every night with percussion ensemble, and my days will be spent working on taxes, the Wright Brothers’ musical, and several other projects. Along with teaching, I will also be attending a solo competition, musical orchestra rehearsals, playing for show choir auditions, working more around the house, and attending Jose’s final percussion ensemble competitions with WGI this weekend.

This coming weekend seems to herald the end of Jose’s high school career. The only extra-curricular life he had was marching band, and percussion ensemble. Within two weeks of the final competition, Jose will have prom, shortly followed by graduation, and then off to basic training. Two months from Tuesday, my son will leave for Fort Benning. I am excited for him, yet, the father’s heart within feels a little tighter as the days dwindle away.

Logan turns 17 years old on Wednesday. She has slowed down a little, but in many ways she is still as energetic as ever.

Sunday, Quintin turns 16 years old. Any day now we will know the court date of his finalization so that he will officially be Quintin Taylor Jolliffe-Haas.

Thus ends one wonderful week, and I am eager to make this approaching week just as fantastic.

“Top Ten Things You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Air Traffic Controller ”

10. “I’m thinking of a runway between one and ten…”

9. “This is just ’til I can go full time at the toll booth”

8. “Say, that’s the flight my ex-wife is on”

7. “I just had the craziest dream”

6. “That’s strange — are you in one plane or two?”

5. “Duh! Winning!”

4. “Can I land, can I land — is that all you people care about?”

3. “I’ll give you your landing instructions in a minute, but first: are you familiar with Amway?”

2. “Your landing is important to us. Please continue circling and the next available air traffic controller will be with you shortly”

1. “You are now entering Libyan air space”

April at the Museum
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Lincoln's watch

Featured Artifact

A secret message inside Abraham Lincoln’s watch?

The news reached watchmaker Jonathan Dillon in Washington, just as he was repairing Abraham Lincoln’s timepiece. On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces had fired on Fort Sumter . . .

Union and Confederate uniforms

Featured Exhibit

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

Both sides envisioned easy victories after eleven Southern states seceded and war broke out in 1861. But the bitter, ruthless fight lasted four years, and proved to be the nation’s bloodiest and most divisive conflict. Explore Civil War artifacts online or in person.

Smithsonian Council for American History

The Museum is grateful to the following members who recently joined the Council or renewed their membership:

  • Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
  • Shirley Loo
  • Jeff and Annie Lowdermilk
  • Fran Morris-Rosman and Richard Rosman
  • Doug and Betsy Stiles

You can become a part of this special group. Find out more.

Song of the Month

Free Song of the Month

“See What You Done Done” by Baby Tate from the Independent Music Award-Nominated Smithsonian Folkways album Classic Appalachian Blues.

Enter code NMAHBABY to save 20% on CDs or downloads of this album through April 30.

Download the song.

See Washington, D.C., as it looked during the Civil War.

Armory hospitalSo Much Need of Service” – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse opens Friday, April 22. This exhibition features the diary, photo albums, and letters of Civil War nurse, Amanda Akin. In April 1863, Akin left her home in Quaker Hill, New York, to serve as a nurse at Armory Square Hospital, where she stayed for 15 months.

A Peek Inside the Conservation of the Jefferson Bible

ConservatorHow do museum professionals define the condition of an artifact, and determine whether it can be used or exhibited without harm? The answer is by very, very careful investigation.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation MonthThe Smithsonian invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month with performances, talks, tours and family-oriented events. This year’s programming examines the legacies of women in jazz.

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