Natalie Clifford Barney

“I built a fire to welcome her
And my voice sighed
Aloud her name. To be with her
This night, I would have died…”

Natalie Clifford Barney was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1876, to an affluent family. By age twelve, Natalie knew she was a lesbian. Although society in the late 1800’s was very conservative, Natalie knew she would “Live openly, without hiding anything.”

Natalie developed an interest in the French language as a child. Her governess often read Jules Vern stores aloud to her in French, and she had to learn the language quickly to understand the stories.  In adulthood, Natalie was fluent in French, and published most of her work in French. 

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Please help us remember those who have died while serving in our country’s military.

Interestingly, the holiday originated after the Civil War in 1868 as “Decoration Day,” when a group of veteran Union soldiers known as the “Grand Army of the Republic” established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers.

Please have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

A World A’Fair

It’s that time of year again! The World A’Fair is a three-day international festival including food, dancing, music, and cultural exhibits. The theme this year is Folk Medicine, and booths from over 30 countries will represent their take on this theme.
Location:
Dayton Convention Center (DCC)
22 East 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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Steins, Stems, Savories and Sweets

You can’t get more Dayton than this! Steins, Stems, Savories and Sweets is this weekend!

Enjoy treats from Dayton vendors such as:

Steins:
Fifth Street Brewpub
Warped Wing Brewing Co.
Carillon Brewing Co.

Stems:
Rumbleseat Wine

Savories:
Archer’s Tavern
Coco’s Bistro
El Meson
Greek Street Food Truck
Lily’s Bistro
Nibbles – Watermark
Rue Dumaine – Bar Dumaine
Salar

Sweets:
Esther Price
Ginniebug Creations

Where:
Carillon Park
1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton, Oh 45409

When: April 29, 2017 7pm-11pm

Proceeds from this event go to support Hospice of Dayton. For more information, visit their website.