Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial Opening
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR STATE MEMORIAL
219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
Dayton, Ohio 45407
MEMORIAL DAY 2004
The Paul Laurence State Memorial opened for the summer season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2004.
A program, held at noon paid tribute to the Honorable Judge Walter Rice, Dayton born author Alice Hinkle and African American soldiers.
African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar rose from a poor childhood in Dayton to international acclaim as a writer and as an effective voice for equality and justice for African Americans. He published twenty-one books during his short life, and was friends with luminaries ranging from Frederick Douglass to Booker T. Washington.
Now restored, Dunbar's boyhood home contains memorabilia of his life and career, including a permanent exhibit that spans many stages of the writer's development.
Memorial Day - Labor Day 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Holidays
Labor Day thru October 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday
12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
November - Memorial Day 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
$5.00 per adult
$2.00 per student
$4.50 senior citizens and AAA members
Ohio Historical Society members free
Children five years and under free
Groups of twenty or more by appointment
Photos by Frank Sci and Bennie McRae