Annual 'Wright At Home' Event To Feature Stories of Bishop Milton Wright

Apr 17, 2017

On Sunday April 23rd, Dayton History will once again open the doors to Hawthorne Hill. The large house in Oakwood was once home to the Wright brothers. The annual Wright at Home open house will allow visitors to step back in time and live the history of Dayton’s most famous family.


Prominently featured at this year’s event will be stories about the Wright brothers' father, Bishop Milton Wright, who died nearly 100 years ago.  

On a recent visit to Hawthorn Hill we spoke with Stephen Wright - the great-grand nephew of Orville and Wilbur Wright. We toured the house, learned a bit about the Bishop's life, and his influence on his two famous sons.   



Credit Jerry Kenney

Stephen Wright, the great grand-nephew of Orville and Wilbur Wright will be one of the presenters at this year’s Wright at Home event from Dayton History and the Oakwood Historical Society. It’s Sunday, April 23rd, from 12 to 5pm.  The event sold out last year. You can get more details and ticket information for this year at (937) 293-2841 Ext. 127 or email education1@daytonhistory.org.