Too many stories of unsung Dayton innovators are forgotten. Let’s bring to light our city’s technical heritage for the next generation—just when Dayton most needs to reinvent itself!
Dayton Innovation Legacy.org is a new website that uses oral history, video and other media to tell the stories of Dayton innovators, especially those less well known. This educational resource will feature local engineers, scientists, educators, aviators, mathematicians and medical professionals.
By bringing Dayton’s Innovation Legacy to light, the web site will help educate, recruit new members, and assist Dayton development. The website is sponsored by the Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation.
Dayton Innovation Legacy features separate multimedia web pages for each chosen innovator. Living subjects will be interviewed on video following best practices in Oral History. Original materials will also be archived for future researchers.
The first profiles are now online. Other features include historical films of the Wright brothers, Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds, archived biographies from the Engineers Club of Dayton and much more. If you’d like to help fund future biographies, consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the “Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation – Legacy”.
Donations may be sent to:
Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation – Legacy
110 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402