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Dayton History plans ‘substantial’ Aviation Center changes

Dayton History is getting ready to make an announcement about the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center.

A press conference is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Carillon Historical Park, in which the organization promises “a game-changing announcement” on a “completely re-imagined John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center.”

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The center is said to have more Wright artifacts on display than any other collection, including the 1905 Wright Flyer III, which has been the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark.

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Brady Kress, Dayton History president and chief executive, and U.S. Rep. Michael Turner, with members of the Wright family, will be on hand for the announcement, which the non-profit Dayton History organization said will involve the debut of several Wright family artifacts as well as “very substantial changes” for Carillon Historical Park.

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