There are just a few days left to visit an exhibit at Carillon Historical Park that explores Dayton’s role in World War I.
“Over There: Dayton In The Great War,” closes Sunday, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day fighting stopped between the allies and Germany during World War I.
“Dayton History planned for the conclusion of our exhibit about Dayton's role in WWI to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the armistice,” said Alex Heckman, vice-president of Dayton History.
“We felt that it was important to offer our guests a final opportunity to learn about how the Dayton community impacted the "war to end all wars" and how the community, in turn, was impacted by this cataclysmic period in human history.”
The exhibit highlights Dayton’s involvement in the war effort using diaries, letters, photographs and artifacts.
Visitors will be transported to the era surrounded by an 8-foot-tall oak and poplar war trench, an original Lewis Machine gun and a reproduction wartime ambulance.
With the closing, Carillon Historical Park is offering a special price of $12 for the limited edition exhibit book written by Wright State University History Professor Paul D. Lockhart and Dayton History Community Collections Manager Gwenyth Haney.
The exhibition, which opened in 2016, will be replaced by a police history exhibit on prohibition and the gangster era.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: Over There: Dayton in the Great War
WHEN: The exhibit, which closes Sunday, is open Thursday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd.
ADMISSION: $10 per adult (ages 18–59), $9 per senior, $7 per child (3–17), children under 3 and Dayton History members are free
MORE INFO: https://www.daytonhistory.org/