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 http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=mianuscab&et=1104634302344&s=0&e=001k_7IZKtTUtP4P_2IGfvAOgVK6Yb_tktV2AwBacV4AT6nTPM6pBnB868KqiH2mLWkuhy8lapYCBHzBpq51f8Xe3hOtj5EFjNZaS06tTiDUyb9kYY6ATzkQ3R-saeBzM9LEEfdGWcqc9o=, 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 www.daytonhistory.org

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 www.daytonhistory.org 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 www.daytonhistory.org, 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 www.daytonhistory.org

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 www.daytonhistory.org and click on the Report to Donors button to view this publication.
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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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Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
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