The annual in-person Easter Sunrise Service at Carillon Historical Park has been canceled, but there will be an online program.
For the first time since the tradition began in 1942, there will not be an Easter Sunrise Service at Deeds Carillon.
Since the stay-at-home order in Ohio prohibits any public gatherings, there will not be an in-person Easter Sunrise service, but there will be an Easter program. Dayton History is inviting the community to watch their program online, which will be released on video at 6:30 a.m. on Easter morning.
Deeds Carillon, completed in 1942 is the largest carillon in Ohio. Built at the request of Edith Walton Deeds, the 151-foot tower houses 57 bells. Upon its completion, the first concert was played by Mrs. Deeds during the first Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday of that same year. The Easter Sunrise Service has since continued, unbroken, until this year.