History Enthusiasts

Historical Heritage of Oakwood, Dayton, and Ohio.


Our history is packed with fascinating tales, brilliant discoveries, and notable contributions. Join Wright Library and local historians as we uncover some "history mysteries" and reminisce on some of Ohio's greats. In-person and virtual programs available.

Visit the Wright Library Calendar for a list of every program each month.


Covered with Night book cover with author Nicole Eustace

History Mystery Book Club

July 18

Discussion of the book "Covered with Night" by Nicole Eustace - a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America.

National Cryptologic Museum type with semicircle of random letters to left side

American Secrets

August 8

Virtual tour of cryptology in America from the NSA's Cryptologic Museum. Registration required.

Far Hills Speaker Series brought to you by the Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Library.

Far Hills Speaker Series

Join the Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Memorial Public Library for entertainment and education.  Whether you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about the place you live, the Far Hills Speaker Series has engaging stories for everyone. 

  • Victory in the Pacific: Stories of Local Veterans and Their Role in WWII (September 15) 
  • Oakwood Notables in Woodland Cemetery (October 20)
  • Lucky Eddie: The Life, Times and Family of Dayton US Congressman Edward G. Breen (November 17)
Joseph Desch and a"top secret" codebreakers machine, circa WWII

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