Historical society celebrates federal designation for museum

DAYTON (AP) — Dayton History has unveiled the new John W. Berry Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum.

Dayton History President Brady Kress says the museum now has a federal designation. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and Dayton Foundation President Michael Parks were on hand for the unveiling last week at Carillon Park.

Also in attendance were Wright brothers’ great-grandnephew and great-grandniece Stephen Wright and Amanda Wright-Lane.

According to Turner and Kress, the federal designation of the museum comes after five years of legislative attempts.

Final approval came in 2017 when the National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law.


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