News and Events


Apr 28, 2016
Excerpt Tom Hanks’ itinerary here earlier this week was extensive, and spotlighted the collaboration of local people and groups working to elevate the profile of Dayton and its historical significance. Besides attending the dedication of Wright State University’s brand new …
Apr 21, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright during a master class at Wright State April 19.
Apr 20, 2016
The shadows are growing long in Longtown, Ohio. Connor Keiser cracks open the blinds inside the Bethel Long Wesleyan Church, sending weak shafts of light into the sanctuary. He then settles into a pew, opens a photo album, and brings the …
Apr 20, 2016
Dayton Daily News: Famous Wright brothers historian galvanizes Wright State students Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough conducted a master class for Wright State University history students this morning. “History isn’t just about politics and war. It also involves everything …
Apr 20, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the Wright brothers' legacy during a master class at Wright State.
Apr 11, 2016
Shelby Dixon, a graduate public history student at Wright State, helped create pictorial timeline at Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre to mark its 150th anniversary.
Mar 24, 2016
Wright State's Department of History is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for new internships for majors, minors, or graduate students. Students can apply to existing internships at the Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio, and the Phillips Companies in Beavercreek, Ohio, or they can request funding for an internship they create at a professional setting (such as a newspaper, law office, or local or  state legislative body), a museum or archive, or a non-profit...
Mar 9, 2016
The College of Liberal Arts has selected Mr. Joseph Panfile to represent the college at the 2016 WSU Research Celebration to be held on April 15.  Panfile is one of just seven students, one from each college, who will present their work at the first plenary session beginning at 8:50 in the Apollo Room. He will speak on “Legalism and Communal Obligations in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381,” a study he developed under the direction of Dr. Christopher Beck.       
Feb 19, 2016
Casey Huegel, who graduated from Wright State in 2013 with a master's degree in public history is publishing two new articles: “The Wright Brothers’ Early Photography: A Research Note,” will be published in Ohio History. The second is an article about Cal Rodgers, the first aviator to cross the United States in an airplane (1911), forthcoming in American National Biography Online, an  biographical encyclopedia produced by Oxford University Press. Both articles stemmed from museum exhibits he...
Feb 16, 2016
1996 Wright State graduate Brady Kress is raising Dayton History and Carillon Historical Park to new heights.