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10. “I hope her retirement finances are in order”

9. “Here comes Cruise — hide the couch!”

8. “Hey, wasn’t she ten pounds lighter in the first half of this show?”

7. “Ready for a 48-hour retrospective of my most cloying moments?”

6. “Should we take up a collection for Stedman?”

5. “What kind of a name is ‘Oprah’?” (Oops, that was a thing overheard during Oprah’s first show)

4. “I always knew she would outlast the end of the world”

3. “This is more applause than Letterman gets in a year”

2. “One down, Dr. Phil to go”

1. “Woooo!”

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I am heading to the park around 5:00pm to set up our chairs and to section out an area for those who wish to join us.

Heritage Festival
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Date: Sunday, May 29th, Rain date Monday, May 30th

Park Opens: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE ($5 per car for parking)

Fireworks! Presented by: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Spectacular illumination of Deeds Carillon and the grand finale fireworks!

Join Dayton History and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

on Memorial Day weekend as we celebrate the history of Dayton from its founding in 1796 through present day during our one-day community festival – the Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park.

  • Live performance by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:00 pm
  • All 30 historic buildings and exhibits open with special demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society train rides ($1 fee)
  • Americana-style food and beverage for sale
  • Kids Zone with inflatables, make and take crafts, face painting
  • Live Dixieland jazz from the Classic Jazz Stompers and strolling barbershop quartet entertainment – The Day Tones
  • Spectacular illuminations of Deeds Carillon’s newest feature and a fireworks finale at 9:30 pm

$5 Parking fee applies

Parking available at Carillon Park & Welcome Stadium with Shuttle Service Provided.

** No carried-in food or beverage permitted. **

Additional Sponsorship:

Major Sponsor:
WinWholesale Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:

Active Electric, Liberty Savings Bank, Steve R. Rauch, Inc.

Associate Sponsors:

AAA Miami Valley, Dayton Power & Light Company, Vectren

Patron Sponsors:

Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Heidelberg Distributing Company, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Meijer, Inc., Dayton Most Metro, Betsy and Lee Whitney, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Samuel Adams, Boston Lager

In-kind Sponsors:

99.9 LITE FM, Miamisburg American Legion, Oregon Printing, Think TV, U! Creative, WDPR 88.1 FM

For more information about Dayton History, Carillon Historical Park and its events, call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org

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History on the Hill

in memory of Bill and Dottie Yeck

history on the hill

Join us as we dedicate History on the Hill

Presented by the Yeck Family Foundation

Interpretive Center · Marie Aull Garden · Yeck Plaza

Patterson Adirondack Shelter · Eastern Walking Trails

May 25, 2011 · 5:30 pm

RSVP by May 20 to 937-293-2841 ext. 220

Light refreshments will be served

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Heritage Festival Tie Dye T-Shirts

heritage tshirts

Youth $20.00 Adult $24.00

Available in assorted colors in the Museum Store!

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Settler Survival Camp Settler Survival Summer Camps

Note Dates :
June 20-22, · July 18-22,
August 1-5

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about firearms, early travel methods, hearth cooking, woodworking, textiles, gardening, candle making and games.

Costumed interpreters will lead the children through an intense history experience.

A few activities children will do:

· Make their own hand-dipped beeswax candle

· Cook their lunch over the hearth

· Play the same games children did 200 years ago

· Practice using a drop spindle to make yarn

· Use a shaving horse to work with wood

· Identify herbs in the heirloom garden

· Learn about musket firing and watch a demonstration

Ages: 8-12

Dates: June 20-22, July 18-22 or August 1-5

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $150

Dayton History Members receive a $10 discount

Two or more camp registrations in the same family receive a $10 discount per child.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each camp

For more information or registration contact :

Phone: (937) 293-2841 ext. 107

E-mail: bpicek

Or visit us on the web: www.daytonhistory.org

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Patterson Homestead
Sunday June 5 · 2:00 pm

The Spring series, Sunday Afternoon at the Patterson Homestead, concludes on Sunday June 5 with a program about the Lincoln-Douglas debates beginning at 2:00 pm. Gettysburg College’s Professor Allan Guelzo’s lecture will be presented via DVD for the first part of the program, followed by additional insights and comments by Karen Campbell. Audience participation is encouraged during the discussion portion. An added feature will be a raffle of Lincoln books and items as well as homemade baked goodsl Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Additional conversation is available over light refreshments at the conclusion of the afternoon program. Open to the public without charge!

July is the ‘recess’ month with no planned program or activity of the Lincoln Society of Dayton. The second annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held on the Great Lawn of Patterson Homestead on Sunday August 21 from 4 to 7. Games from the 1860s for all ages….. free ice cream…prizes…surprises…a visit with Abraham Lincoln…Great family activity and a fun afternoon. Pack your own picnic if you wish! No alcoholic beverages please!! Will there be Lemon Ice Cream? That was Lincoln’s favorite!

The Fall series of Professor Guelzo’s lectures on Mr. Lincoln will continue on the Sunday following Labor Day, September 11th. Karen Campbell returns to lead the discussion that afternoon at 2:00. Join us for more Sunday Afternoons at the Patterson Homestead.

For more information please call 937-434-7414

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Patterson Hometead

June 11 · 8 am – 4 pm

The Patterson Memorial Center will be holding its annual Antique Show and Sale on the grounds of the Patterson Homestead on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The nominal admission fee charged includes the opportunity not only to shop for antique treasures from select dealers but also to step back in time by visiting the Homestead. Located at 1815 Brown Street just across from the Pine Club, the Patterson Homestead was home to three generations of Pattersons and today offers visitors a glimpse of an early Dayton family’s lifestyle and furnishings from the 1860s and earlier. So join us for a day of shopping and history on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Patterson Homestead – see you there!

For more information, contact Dottie Cummings at 937-293-5150

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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 Sunday April 17th, we unveiled 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. 119 to renew by phone.

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May is Military Appreciation Month!
We owe our gratitude and thanks to all active, veteran and retired military personnel for their dedication and service. Show us your military ID now through the end the of month and admission is 1/2 OFF to Carillon Historical Park!

Thanks to all Military Personnel!

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Carillon Concert Series

Spring Schedule

Sunday, May 29 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 5 – 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 19 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 26 – 4:00 pm

Train by Transportation
Carillon Park

Rail & Steam Society

Train Run Schedule

The Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society will be operating their scale train rides (for an additional $1 fee), for the visiting public from 1:00 until 4:00, unless otherwise noted, on the following dates:

Sunday, May 29
Saturday, June 25,
Sunday, June 26,
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, August 6
Saturday, August 20
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 18
Saturday, October 1
Saturday, October 15
Saturday, November 26
Saturday, December 17

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Culp’s Café

New Menu

Culp’s Café…Chef José has a new kitchen…a new menu…stop in 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.

gardening
Spring Items Available in the Museum Store

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools $8.00

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools Tote $22.00

Flower Thumbtoy $3.50

seeds

Starter seeds to plant in

your garden!

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

Parsley

Chive

Forget Me Not

$5.50 each

Follow us

Keep up to date with everything that is happening at Dayton History by following us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTube

Quick Links


Become a Member

Become a Volunteer

Check out our brand new website!

Join Our Mailing List
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family!

May Park Coupon

Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
937-293-2841 www.daytonhistory.org
Culps Coupon 13111 Enjoy beautiful Carillon Park then stop in Culp’s Café for lunch! May Culps Coupon
Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
937-293-2841 www.daytonhistory.org

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Don’t miss this great event!!

Heritage Festival
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Date: Sunday, May 29th, Rain date Monday, May 30th

Park Opens: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE ($5 per car for parking)

Fireworks! Presented by: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Spectacular illumination of Deeds Carillon and the grand finale fireworks!

Join Dayton History and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

on Memorial Day weekend as we celebrate the history of Dayton from its founding in 1796 through present day during our one-day community festival – the Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park.

  • Live performance by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:00 pm
  • All 30 historic buildings and exhibits open with special demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society train rides ($1 fee)
  • Americana-style food and beverage for sale
  • Kids Zone with inflatables, make and take crafts, face painting
  • Live Dixieland jazz from the Classic Jazz Stompers and strolling barbershop quartet entertainment – The Day Tones
  • Spectacular illuminations of Deeds Carillon’s newest feature and a fireworks finale at 9:30 pm

$5 Parking fee applies

Parking available at Carillon Park & Welcome Stadium with Shuttle Service Provided.

** No carried-in food or beverage permitted. **

Additional Sponsorship:

Major Sponsor:
WinWholesale Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:

Active Electric, Liberty Savings Bank, Steve R. Rauch, Inc.

Associate Sponsors:

AAA Miami Valley, Dayton Power & Light Company, Vectren

Patron Sponsors:

Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Heidelberg Distributing Company, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Meijer, Inc., Dayton Most Metro, Betsy and Lee Whitney, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Samuel Adams, Boston Lager

In-kind Sponsors:

99.9 LITE FM, Miamisburg American Legion, Oregon Printing, Think TV, U! Creative, WDPR 88.1 FM

For more information about Dayton History, Carillon Historical Park and its events, call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org

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History on the Hill

in memory of Bill and Dottie Yeck

history on the hill

Join us as we dedicate History on the Hill

Presented by the Yeck Family Foundation

Interpretive Center · Marie Aull Garden · Yeck Plaza

Patterson Adirondack Shelter · Eastern Walking Trails

May 25, 2011 · 5:30 pm

RSVP by May 20 to 937-293-2841 ext. 220

Light refreshments will be served

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Heritage Festival Tie Dye T-Shirts

heritage tshirts

Youth $20.00 Adult $24.00

Available in assorted colors in the Museum Store!

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Settler Survival Camp Settler Survival Summer Camps

Note Dates :
June 20-22, · July 18-22,
August 1-5

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about firearms, early travel methods, hearth cooking, woodworking, textiles, gardening, candle making and games.

Costumed interpreters will lead the children through an intense history experience.

A few activities children will do:

· Make their own hand-dipped beeswax candle

· Cook their lunch over the hearth

· Play the same games children did 200 years ago

· Practice using a drop spindle to make yarn

· Use a shaving horse to work with wood

· Identify herbs in the heirloom garden

· Learn about musket firing and watch a demonstration

Ages: 8-12

Dates: June 20-22, July 18-22 or August 1-5

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $150

Dayton History Members receive a $10 discount

Two or more camp registrations in the same family receive a $10 discount per child.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each camp

For more information or registration contact :

Phone: (937) 293-2841 ext. 107

E-mail: bpicek

Or visit us on the web: www.daytonhistory.org

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Patterson Homestead
Sunday June 5 · 2:00 pm

The Spring series, Sunday Afternoon at the Patterson Homestead, concludes on Sunday June 5 with a program about the Lincoln-Douglas debates beginning at 2:00 pm. Gettysburg College’s Professor Allan Guelzo’s lecture will be presented via DVD for the first part of the program, followed by additional insights and comments by Karen Campbell. Audience participation is encouraged during the discussion portion. An added feature will be a raffle of Lincoln books and items as well as homemade baked goodsl Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Additional conversation is available over light refreshments at the conclusion of the afternoon program. Open to the public without charge!

July is the ‘recess’ month with no planned program or activity of the Lincoln Society of Dayton. The second annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held on the Great Lawn of Patterson Homestead on Sunday August 21 from 4 to 7. Games from the 1860s for all ages….. free ice cream…prizes…surprises…a visit with Abraham Lincoln…Great family activity and a fun afternoon. Pack your own picnic if you wish! No alcoholic beverages please!! Will there be Lemon Ice Cream? That was Lincoln’s favorite!

The Fall series of Professor Guelzo’s lectures on Mr. Lincoln will continue on the Sunday following Labor Day, September 11th. Karen Campbell returns to lead the discussion that afternoon at 2:00. Join us for more Sunday Afternoons at the Patterson Homestead.

For more information please call 937-434-7414

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Patterson Hometead

June 11 · 8 am – 4 pm

The Patterson Memorial Center will be holding its annual Antique Show and Sale on the grounds of the Patterson Homestead on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The nominal admission fee charged includes the opportunity not only to shop for antique treasures from select dealers but also to step back in time by visiting the Homestead. Located at 1815 Brown Street just across from the Pine Club, the Patterson Homestead was home to three generations of Pattersons and today offers visitors a glimpse of an early Dayton family’s lifestyle and furnishings from the 1860s and earlier. So join us for a day of shopping and history on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Patterson Homestead – see you there!

For more information, contact Dottie Cummings at 937-293-5150

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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 Sunday April 17th, we unveiled 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. 119 to renew by phone.

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May is Military Appreciation Month!
We owe our gratitude and thanks to all active, veteran and retired military personnel for their dedication and service. Show us your military ID now through the end the of month and admission is 1/2 OFF to Carillon Historical Park!

Thanks to all Military Personnel!

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Carillon Concert Series

Spring Schedule

Sunday, May 29 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 5 – 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 19 – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 26 – 4:00 pm

Train by Transportation
Carillon Park

Rail & Steam Society

Train Run Schedule

The Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society will be operating their scale train rides (for an additional $1 fee), for the visiting public from 1:00 until 4:00, unless otherwise noted, on the following dates:

Sunday, May 29
Saturday, June 25,
Sunday, June 26,
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, August 6
Saturday, August 20
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 18
Saturday, October 1
Saturday, October 15
Saturday, November 26
Saturday, December 17

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Culp’s Café

New Menu

Culp’s Café…Chef José has a new kitchen…a new menu…stop in 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.

gardening
Spring Items Available in the Museum Store

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools $8.00

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools Tote $22.00

Flower Thumbtoy $3.50

seeds

Starter seeds to plant in

your garden!

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

Parsley

Chive

Forget Me Not

$5.50 each

Follow us

Keep up to date with everything that is happening at Dayton History by following us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTube

Quick Links


Become a Member

Become a Volunteer

Check out our brand new website!

Join Our Mailing List
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family!

May Park Coupon

Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
937-293-2841 www.daytonhistory.org
Culps Coupon 13111 Enjoy beautiful Carillon Park then stop in Culp’s Café for lunch! May Culps Coupon
Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
937-293-2841 www.daytonhistory.org

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Around 3:15am Chief woke me by hopping off the bed, and sitting in front of the gate to the bedroom, occasionally turning around to look at me in the dark. Fortunately, I felt him get off the bed. After a few minutes I asked if he needed to go out and he came over and nudged my hand.

Navi stirred, but kept her eyes closed. As Chief and I were leaving the bedroom, Navi sleepily scooted off the bed and walked onto the front porch with eyes half closed.

This was a big night. I held their leashes, but allowed them freedom.

Like a good Haas dog, they both walked down the drive, turned right at the sidewalk, stopped to sniff at the tree, and went to the easement to do their business – Navi a little more than Chief. When I began walking up the sidewalk they followed me.

As we stepped onto the front porch, a neighborhood dog, way off in the distance, gave a faint bark. And Navi was responding, loudly, followed by Chief… I scooted them into the house where they bolted for my bedroom like good pups.

Here are the photos of their typical landing sites: Navi on my pillow, Chief waiting at the door for me to return.

“Top Ten Reasons Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Are Separating”

10. She finally saw “Jingle All The Way”

9. Maria’s nightly refusal to “pump him up”

8. The 25-year cross-species study had concluded

7. Turns out Maria is actually a girly man

6. One of ’em kept leaving the cap off the Weider supplements

5. She got tired of the interpreter in the bedroom

4. Testing new tag line: “I won’t be back”

3. She wouldn’t lose that dang accent

2. Action hero on the silver screen. Action zero in the bedroom.

1. Shouldn’t we be trying to think of ten reasons why they were ever together in the first place?

A great argument on the subject of Natural Born Citizens

You who worry about democrats versus republicans–relax, here is our real problem.

In a Florida State University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States.

It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.

However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was
that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.

The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating “What makes a
natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?”

Yep, these are the same kinds of 18-year-olds that are now voting in our elections!

Heritage Festival
dhfheader

Date: Sunday, May 29th, Rain date Monday, May 30th

Park Opens: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE ($5 per car for parking)

Fireworks! Presented by: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Spectacular illumination of Deeds Carillon and the grand finale fireworks!

Join Dayton History and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

on Memorial Day weekend as we celebrate the history of Dayton from its founding in 1796 through present day during our one-day community festival – the Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park.

  • Live performance by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:00 pm
  • All 30 historic buildings and exhibits open with special demonstrations and hands-on activities
  • Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society train rides ($1 fee)
  • Americana-style food and beverage for sale
  • Kids Zone with inflatables, make and take crafts, face painting
  • Live Dixieland jazz from the Classic Jazz Stompers and strolling barbershop quartet entertainment – The Day Tones
  • Spectacular illuminations of Deeds Carillon’s newest feature and a fireworks finale at 9:30 pm

$5 Parking fee applies

Parking available at Carillon Park & Welcome Stadium with Shuttle Service Provided.

** No carried-in food or beverage permitted. **

Additional Sponsorship:

Major Sponsor:
WinWholesale Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:

Active Electric, Liberty Savings Bank, Steve R. Rauch, Inc.

Associate Sponsors:

AAA Miami Valley, Dayton Power & Light Company, Vectren

Patron Sponsors:

Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Heidelberg Distributing Company, MeadWestvaco Corporation, Meijer, Inc., Dayton Most Metro, Betsy and Lee Whitney, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Samuel Adams, Boston Lager

In-kind Sponsors:

99.9 LITE FM, Miamisburg American Legion, Oregon Printing, Think TV, U! Creative, WDPR 88.1 FM

For more information about Dayton History, Carillon Historical Park and its events, call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org

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History on the Hill

in memory of Bill and Dottie Yeck

history on the hill

Join us as we dedicate History on the Hill

Presented by the Yeck Family Foundation

Interpretive Center · Marie Aull Garden · Yeck Plaza

Patterson Adirondack Shelter · Eastern Walking Trails

May 25, 2011 · 5:30 pm

RSVP by May 20 to 937-293-2841 ext. 220

Light refreshments will be served

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Heritage Festival Tie Dye T-Shirts

heritage tshirts

Youth $20.00 Adult $24.00

Available in assorted colors in the Museum Store!

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Settler Survival Camp Settler Survival Summer Camps

Note Dates :
June 20-22, · July 18-22,
August 1-5

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about firearms, early travel methods, hearth cooking, woodworking, textiles, gardening, candle making and games.

Costumed interpreters will lead the children through an intense history experience.

A few activities children will do:

· Make their own hand-dipped beeswax candle

· Cook their lunch over the hearth

· Play the same games children did 200 years ago

· Practice using a drop spindle to make yarn

· Use a shaving horse to work with wood

· Identify herbs in the heirloom garden

· Learn about musket firing and watch a demonstration

Ages: 8-12

Dates: June 20-22, July 18-22 or August 1-5

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $150

Dayton History Members receive a $10 discount

Two or more camp registrations in the same family receive a $10 discount per child.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each camp

For more information or registration contact :

Phone: (937) 293-2841 ext. 107

E-mail: bpicek

Or visit us on the web: www.daytonhistory.org

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Patterson Homestead
Sunday June 5 · 2:00 pm

The Spring series, Sunday Afternoon at the Patterson Homestead, concludes on Sunday June 5 with a program about the Lincoln-Douglas debates beginning at 2:00 pm. Gettysburg College’s Professor Allan Guelzo’s lecture will be presented via DVD for the first part of the program, followed by additional insights and comments by Karen Campbell. Audience participation is encouraged during the discussion portion. An added feature will be a raffle of Lincoln books and items as well as homemade baked goodsl Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Additional conversation is available over light refreshments at the conclusion of the afternoon program. Open to the public without charge!

July is the ‘recess’ month with no planned program or activity of the Lincoln Society of Dayton. The second annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held on the Great Lawn of Patterson Homestead on Sunday August 21 from 4 to 7. Games from the 1860s for all ages….. free ice cream…prizes…surprises…a visit with Abraham Lincoln…Great family activity and a fun afternoon. Pack your own picnic if you wish! No alcoholic beverages please!! Will there be Lemon Ice Cream? That was Lincoln’s favorite!

The Fall series of Professor Guelzo’s lectures on Mr. Lincoln will continue on the Sunday following Labor Day, September 11th. Karen Campbell returns to lead the discussion that afternoon at 2:00. Join us for more Sunday Afternoons at the Patterson Homestead.

For more information please call 937-434-7414

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Patterson Hometead

June 11 · 8 am – 4 pm

The Patterson Memorial Center will be holding its annual Antique Show and Sale on the grounds of the Patterson Homestead on Saturday, June 12, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The nominal admission fee charged includes the opportunity not only to shop for antique treasures from select dealers but also to step back in time by visiting the Homestead. Located at 1815 Brown Street just across from the Pine Club, the Patterson Homestead was home to three generations of Pattersons and today offers visitors a glimpse of an early Dayton family’s lifestyle and furnishings from the 1860s and earlier. So join us for a day of shopping and history on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Patterson Homestead – see you there!

For more information, contact Dottie Cummings at 937-293-5150

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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 Sunday April 17th, we unveiled 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. 119 to renew by phone.

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May is Military Appreciation Month!
We owe our gratitude and thanks to all active, veteran and retired military personnel for their dedication and service. Show us your military ID now through the end the of month and admission is 1/2 OFF to Carillon Historical Park!

Thanks to all Military Personnel!

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Carillon Concert Series

Spring Schedule

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 Park

Rail & Steam Society

Train Run Schedule

The Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society will be operating their scale train rides (for an additional $1 fee), for the visiting public from 1:00 until 4:00, unless otherwise noted, on the following dates:

Sunday, May 29
Saturday, June 25,
Sunday, June 26,
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, August 6
Saturday, August 20
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 18
Saturday, October 1
Saturday, October 15
Saturday, November 26
Saturday, December 17

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Culp’s Café

New Menu

Culp’s Café…Chef José has a new kitchen…a new menu…stop in 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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Spring Items Available in the Museum Store

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools $8.00

Little Farmer’s Kids Tools Tote $22.00

Flower Thumbtoy $3.50

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Starter seeds to plant in

your garden!

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

Parsley

Chive

Forget Me Not

$5.50 each

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Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family!

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James F. “Jim” King, 88, Elwood, passed away May 15, 2011 at Community Hospital in Anderson following an extended illness.
Jim was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Frankton, the son of Chester and Ruth (Braddick) King.
Jim married Dorothy Snipe Dec. 5, 1953. She passed away Aug. 22, 2003.
Jim retired in 1983 from Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a member of the Frankton Masonic Lodge, Frankton K of P Lodge, Elwood Elks, Elwood Lions Club, UAW 662 and was one of Santa’s helpers for 56 years.
James is survived by a son, Jeffrey L. “Butch” King of Alexandria; two daughters, Paula Mitchell Olson and husband, David of LeClaire, Iowa and Martisia “Marti” Osorio of Alexandria; two sisters, Betty Paddock of Frankton and Mildred Abernathy of Elwood; a granddaughter, Kinsey Christin and husband, Steve of Davenport, Iowa; three grandsons, James Benefiel and wife, Christina of LaGrange, Christopher Benefiel and wife, Marie of Fort Wayne and Ryan King and wife, Kacie of Lebanon; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Annie Swinford and a brother, Norman King.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Dunnichay Funeral Home, with Rich Leavell officiating. Entombment will take place at the Elwood City Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elwood Lions Club or the Frankton Christian Church.

“Top Ten Surprising Things Found On Osama Bin Laden’s Computers ”

10. “Welcome to Pakistan” letter from Pakistan’s president

9. Plans to attack Reading Railroad when passing Go

8. Amazon order for tea towels for Will and Kate

7. Al Jarreau

6. To Do List: Kill Osama (oh wait, that was on Obama’s computer)

5. DOS 3.1

4. Has become “Mayor of Hell” on Foursquare

3. Angry Kurds

2. Resume for “Two And A Half Men”

1. The Blue Screen of Death… To America!

Before we were taught to write in school, Mother worked with me on my penmanship. In first grade, Mother began teaching me how to write cursive so I’d be prepared for second grade.

In 1971 it was time to write the annual State Of The Union letter – my letter to Santa Claus – outlining my goodness for the year, and listing my wishes for Christmas. Mother thought it would be great if I would write mine in cursive to show Santa that I was ahead of schedule. I was uncertain that I could write an entire letter in cursive, but Mother devised a plan: I would print the original letter, she would copy my letter in cursive, and I would copy her cursive-letter in my own hand.

And this we did.

Christmas Eve, there was a knock at the door, and in walked the very familiar face of Jim King’s Santa.

Unbeknown to me, Mother had set a present on the porch for the “special delivery.” Mother had the 8mm movie camera rolling with the now-vintage Bell & Howell light bar blinding anyone within a 40-yard area.

After presenting me with my gift for good behavior for the year, he pulled from his pocket a very familiar looking envelope from which he pulled a letter. Santa began exclaiming how proud he was of me attempting cursive, and for the extraordinary penmanship for a first grader. While Cecil B. DeMom kept the camera rolling and the lights blaring, someone else snapped what would later become my infamous eye-roll.

Santa continued for what seemed to be an eternity, and finally departed, wishing one and all a wonderful Christmas… Jim King at his best!

The family festivities continued, and the room returned to a less blinding glow as Mother turned off lights that would have easily lit Wrigley Field. I was fascinated with one of my new gifts when I heard, “Darin Lee Jolliff….”

I looked up at Mother fearing the worst. I knew.

Mother was biting the corner of her lower lip. At age six, I knew this meant war. At age 46, I know this means Mother is trying to keep a straight face. What a difference forty years makes!

Mother shared with the rest of the family that I had not sent my copied letter to Santa… I had placed Mother’s hand-written letter in the envelope, and sealed it!

The 8mm film catches me turning my head slowly to peer at Mother as Jim King praised the penmanship. I, too, was biting my own lip, but out of “Oh shit! I got caught!” (And yes, that was probably my exact thoughts… little has changed in 40 years!).

I do not remember being reprimanded, but I am sure Mother shared a few thoughts at a later time. Uncle Ron and Uncle Tom, then 18 and 16, thought my deed quite classic.

That was an eventful Christmas Eve night… My uncles received fencing swords, Uncle Ron a brown leather coat, Mother a ring holder (from me) from Rhodes Jewelry Store (I bought Mother and Grandma Donna a collection of those plastic shapes with roses inside).

I got an electric train set which was promptly set up on the east side of the huge living/music room. Mother received a white hobnail lamp, packaged in excelsior packing, and I used some of the straw-like packing for the barn that went with my electric train set. I forgot to turn off my train when it was time to eat, and at some point the train ran off the track.

Someone smelled smoke…

It is a shame it was not the letter to Santa burning up on the track!

Merry Christmas, Mr. King, and thank you for fifty plus years of Santa-ing for so many of us in Elwood, Indiana…

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The Rascal Animal Hospital is scheduled to open in the fall. The facility, which is located at 5830 Britton Parkway in Dublin, OH, has easy access off I-270 and is next to the Best Buy and Wal-Mart in Tuttle. The 5,000 Sq ft location will be able to offer full service veterinary care including hospitalization and emergency care. We will provide updates as they are available. This project will allow the Rascal Unit to concentrate in helping control the pet overpopulation as well as offering wellness clinics in areas outside of Franklin County.

ASPCA Pet Insurance – Protect Your Pet and Your Pocket and Support Animal Welfare

The ASPCA is offering Pet Insurance coverage to pet owners in the U.S. There are several choices from accident only coverage to full veterinary care. The insurance reimburses 80% of covered claims with a low $100 annual deductible per pet. They have different levels of coverage to meet individual budgets and needs.
For more information visit www.aspcapetinsurance.com

Questions? Send us an email to askthevet@rascalunit.com

6365 Old Avery Road Ste 9 | Dublin, OH 43016 US

A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The store clerks called 911 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open-heart bypass surgery.

He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital he was taken to.

A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment.

“Do you have health insurance?” she asked.

He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.”

The nun asked, “Do you have money in the bank?”

He replied, “No money in the bank.”

“Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?” asked the irritated nun.

He said, “I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun.”

The nun became agitated and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.”

The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

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