World War I artifacts sought for local exhibit


It’s the everyday items that will help show how Daytonians and the world were changed by the “war to end all wars” said Paul Lockhart, a Wright State University history professor.

“The problem is a lot of diaries, letters from soldiers and from folks at home who experienced the war on the home front don’t appear to have made it in the public collection. So we’re hoping to involve the greater Dayton community in this project,” Lockhart said.

Dayton History and several departments at Wright State are collaborating to tell the region’s role in the exhibit, “Dayton in the Great War,” scheduled to open in the spring of 2016 at Carillon Historical Park. The exhibition will run until spring of 2019.

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