DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) -
When flood waters filled the Miami Valley one hundred years ago, one local college provided a warm meal and a place to stay for more than eight hundred
Saint Mary's Institute, now the University of Dayton acted as a relief station for two weeks during the great flood of 1913. Today, a new exhibit, Hope on the Hill, showcases the original log book, photos and personal stories from the disaster.
The flood happened during Easter weekend when many students were on break so the college was well prepared to take on the task of helping flood victims.
Nichole Rustad Digital Project Manager Roesch Library says, "They had open dorm rooms and had restocked in preparation for the students to come back. they had a lot of food, own electric water. So it was a perfect relief station."
The exhibit runs now through June 17th on the second floor of the Roesch library on the University of Dayton's campus.
To see open hours of exhibit click here
To take a look at the digital archives including several photos click here