Dayton Historical Society
111 West Houston St., Dayton, Texas
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City of Dayton
This webpage provides a brief synopsis and access to programs that have been presented at the monthly meeting of the Dayton Historical Society. Recordings did not begin until June 2017. The programs are animated slideshows with an audio track that have been uploaded to the Society's YouTube site.
Use page arrows at bottom to scroll through list of programs.
Click on image to left of each program description to watch the animated slideshow presentation - sound is essential.
Click on "Report" icon to right of each program description to read meeting minutes.
Oct 30, 2017
Presented by Nancy Otto
Nancy Otto displayed Texas Capitol Ornaments that she has collected since 2005 while her husband John Otto served as State Representative, District 18 in the Texas House of Representatives. She talked about Texas history associated with each ornament. Program is 20 minutes in length.
Jul 31, 2017
The Life & Times of Rufus Elmer Williamson (1887-1975)
Presented by great-grandson Wes Williamson
Wes Williamson provided a biographical look at the life of his great-grandfather Rufus Elmer Williamson including personal and professional insights based primarily on experiences written about by Rufus. Program is 25 minutes in length.
Jun 26, 2017
The Life & Times of Robert (Bobby) Dunn Harris (1922-2013)
Presented by son Larry Harris with assistance from Larry's wife Linda Blackburn-Harris
Larry Harris provided a biographical look at the life of his father Robert (Bobby) Dunn Harris including personal and professional insights. Program is 21 minutes in length.
Jun 26, 2017
The Life & Times of James (Jim) Bennett Sterling Jr. (1916-2004)
Presented by son James (Jim) Bennett Sterling III
Jim Sterling III provided a biographical look at the life of his father James (Jim) Bennett Sterling Jr. including personal and professional insights. Program not yet published.
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