The Deeds Carillon is a 151-foot-tall tower, made of Indiana limestone, and originally designed with 32 bells. Eight of the first 32 bells were “silent,” each a memorial to a member of the Deeds family.SKY 7 / STAFF

Dayton gem spotlighted in New York Times among world-renowned institutions 

The home of one of Dayton’s most recognizable landmarks takes center stage in a new “New York Times” feature. 

Carillon Historical Park, Dayton History’s 65-acre park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, is spotlighted in the newspaper’s article about open-air museums.

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A photo of the Deeds Carillon, a 151-foot-tall landmark near the park’s entrance, is highlighted at the beginning of the article and is the main photo in the online version of the story.


The Carillon gets its shout-out among some heavy hitters. 

Other featured outdoor museums include Greenfield Village on the Henry Ford museum complex in Deerborn, Mich.; Skogar Museum in Iceland; Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen in Germany and Museum Meiji-mura in Japan.

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The New York Times article talks about the Wright Brother artifacts at Carillon Historical Park, including the 

1905 Wright Flyer III, as well as the group of  engineers and inventors dubbed the “Barn Gang” and Carillon’s brewery.  

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School groups view the original 1905 Wright Flyer III Thursday in the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center at Carillon Historical Park. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Photo: Chris Stewart/Dayton Daily News

Orville Wright designed the building that stores the Flyer. 

“It was the world’s first pilot’s last project,” Alex Heckman, the Carillon’s vice president for museum operations, says as part of the article.

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The New York Times article featuring the park is expected to be included in the Friday, March 15, print edition, a museum spokesman said.  

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 >> PHOTOS: Stunning images of the Carillon Tree of Light