Here is a final look at photos of this year’s show, which serves as the largest annual fundraising event held at the park, and benefits Dayton History, Montgomery County’s official historical organization. All proceeds from the weekend help preserve and interpret more than 40 buildings and millions of artifacts connected to the region’s history, and provide year-round educational programming.
The “crown jewel” of the park is the 1905 Wright Flyer III — the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark, the first practical flying machine, and what the Wright brothers considered their most important aircraft. It is protected inside what is now the John W. Berry Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum. Dayton History announced Aug. 31 that its Wright Brothers Aviation Center now carries that official national designation.