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Far Hills Speaker Series: The Dayton Flight Factory

The Oakwood Historical SocietyThe Oakwood Historical Society in partnership with the library is pleased to present another edition of the Far Hills Speaker Series- The Dayton Flight Factory: The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation. Dayton, Ohio was the hometown of the Wright brothers and the place where they transformed childhood curiosity into world-changing science, technology and industry. Dayton is where they invented, developed and commercialized the airplane. Today, you can stroll the Wright brothers’ neighborhood, see the original 1905 Wright Flyer III and walk the prairie where they flew it. A project to restore the Wright brothers’ factory—the first American factory built to produce airplanes—will complete the picture. The Dayton Flight Factory uses historical research and today’s aviation heritage sites to retell the story of the Wright brothers from a hometown perspective. 

The Dayton Flight Factory will be presented by writer and author Timothy R. Gaffney.Gaffney was born in Dayton in 1951 and has lived in the region most of his life. Gaffney has worked for the Piqua Daily Call, the Kettering-Oakwood Times and the Dayton Daily News, where he was the aerospace and defense writer for twenty-one years until his retirement in 2006. He is the author of fifteen books about aviation, space, exploration and science, mainly for children and young adults. He is director of communications for the nonprofit National Aviation Heritage Alliance and a volunteer trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show Inc. and Wright “B” Flyer, Inc. 

Date: 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Far Hills Speaker Series: The Classic Architecture of Oakwood

THe Oakwood Historical SocietyThe Oakwood Historical Society in partnership with the Library is pleased to present another edition of the Far Hills Speaker Series- The Classic Architecture of Oakwood. This program is designed to raise awareness and appreciation of Oakwood’s architecture. We will look at some of Oakwood’s well-preserved homes and public buildings representing the best of 20th Century architecture in America and a brief history behind a few of those residences. 

The Classic Architecture of Oakwood is presented by President of the Oakwood Historical Society, Mark W. Risley. Risley has been on the board of The Oakwood Historical Society since 2006. He is past co-chair of the former Oakwood Preservation Trust and has also served on the steering committee for events commemorating the centennial of Dayton’s Great Flood of 1913. He is a retired airline flight operations coordinator, a history advocate and is involved in local independent film production.
 

Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Far Hills Speaker Series: Boulders, Bedrock, & Brewing Water

The Oakwood Historical SocietyThe Oakwood Historical Society in partnership with the Library is pleased to present another edition of the Far Hills Speaker Series- Boulders, Bedrock, and Brewing Water: How Local Geology has Influenced the History of Oakwood and the Surrounding Area. This presentation addresses the bedrock geology of this area and its use in Oakwood, local quarrying history and its link to the DL&C Railroad, Rubicon Creek, the 1913 Flood, the glacial geology of this area, the significance of local ground and surface water, and how these geologic topics relate to some of the people, places, and things that are part of Oakwood's history.

Dr. David Schmidt will present this interesting history. Schmidt is the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University and much of his research has focused on local geology and paleontology. Dr. Schmidt is a lifelong resident of the south Dayton area. 
 

Date: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Brown-Bag Lunch & Learn

Brown-Bag Lunch & Learn featured topic LinkedINYou’ve heard about Linkedin, the world’s largest professional networking site, but you’re not sure how it might help you personally.  Whether you’re a professional, student, or retiree bring your questions (and your lunch) to this session and learn how to use Linkedin to find a new job, connect with potential clients, and discover new opportunities.  Presented by Melanie A. Blau-McDonald, Executive Director of SWON Libraries Consortium. 

Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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