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Mission Statement

Dayton Aviation Heritage, established with a mission "to create partnerships among Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector..." will work with its partner organizations, including the United States Air Force, the Ohio Historical Society, Dayton History, Aviation Trail, Inc., Wright Dunbar, Inc., and the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, to provide leadership for the preservation and connectivity of all the cultural assets that comprise the park and the Heritage Area, inspire the development and implementation of innovative and exciting recreational and educational opportunities, and to assist the Heritage Area in becoming the Global Center of Aviation Heritage.

This will be accomplished by linking all levels of government and the private sector through innovative and collaborative relationships that will improve the Region's quality of life, provide a model for other parks and heritage areas, and meet the diverse needs of a changing public.

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a multi-unit partnership park that preserves and commemorates the legacy of the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar to inspire and educate future generations.

The Wright brothers, through their invention of powered flight in Dayton, Ohio,achieved perhaps the single most important advance of the 20th Century. Paul Laurence Dunbar, a childhood friend of the Wright brothers, rose from a poor childhood in Dayton to international acclaim as a writer and as an effective voice for equality and justice, contributing to a growing social consciousness and cultural identity for African Americans in the United States.

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http://www.nps.gov/daav

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