The tradition of excellence goes far beyond founders Charles Kettering, Edward Deeds
and Orville Wright, or even engineering itself. Contact us to learn how to help the
Foundation preserve and communicate the unsung achievements of more recent Club members.
Watch a 1935 film, in which Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds reminisce about the
Engineers Club, and greet Orville Wright in the Engineers Club library. Take a walking
tour of the Club in 1935.
Explore the history of this architectural gem—how it came to be, how it has served
the club over the decades, and the ongoing efforts to preserve it. You’ll also discover
much about the Engineers Club itself in the process.
An award-winning documentary film sponsored by the Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation
and the Cordage Institute, Ropewalk tells the story of a local industry’s place in
world history through industrialization and globalization. The non-profit film was
completely funded by donations and sales, allowing the free distribution of over
500 copies to schools, libraries, museums, and historical societies. Proceeds from
DVD sales benefit the Foundation’s education projects.
Author Curt Dalton’s website of Dayton’s local history resources in the words of
those who helped shape it. Stories to be discovered include the building of the code-breaking
machine at NCR during the Second World War, how the Miami Conservancy was formed
after the flood of 1913, Dayton oral histories, and more.