THE DAYTON HISTORIC DEPOT is the oldest surviving train depot in the state. It was originally built in 1881 and designed in the Stick/Eastlake style. It has been beautifully restored and is now a museum. Revolving exhibits are featured in the upstairs gallery.
The Dayton Depot is listed on the Local, State, and National Registers of Historic Places.
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The Depot is open 10 am - 12:00 am and 1:00 - 5 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is by donation. Stop by for a ride back in time.
THE BOLDMAN HOUSE MUSEUM and Garden has a mission: to bring life to the family home of Miss Gladys M. Boldman through restoration, conservation, interpretation, and education.
The Boldman House is listed on the Local, State and National Historic Registers as the Brining/Boldman House.
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The Boldman House Museum is open for its summer hours until the end of September - Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Come see us!
Events & Exhibits
Quilt Awards Ceremony
Join us on July 18 at 1:00 pm for the quilt award ceremony. For the past six months, visitors have been voting for their favorite quilts. Now it's time to give out the awards! We will meet in the gallery and learn more about each of the quilts in the exhibit. We also will have a small silent auction with artwork of the Depot and some wine!
"Our Old Quilts - Patterns of Love and Memory - Part 2"
Beginning February 15, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature quilts on loan from the people of the Dayton community.
The majority of quilts are 50 years old or older. Many different patterns are on display, with examples of both hand stitched/hand quilted and machine pieced/machine quilted.
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It's time to contribute to our yearly membership drive. This year, your donations will help pay for a new public restrooms for the City of Dayton and to the establishment of the Commerical St. Historic Corridor. Click on the membership page to learn how you can help.
Springtime at the Boldman House Museum
Spring is busting out all over at the Boldman House Museum and Gardens. There is something new in the garden every week, and inside we've changed the seasonal exhibits.
Dayton Days at the Boldman House Museum
Saturday, May 23rd from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm we partyed like it was 1899! Low technology ruled the day! Kids planted seeds, scrubbed on the washboard, drilled holes and planed wood by hand! The made butter and yarn dolls, and worked their brains with mathematics based puzzles! Click HERE or on the image below to see photos of the 2015 event!
Visit the Events & Exhibits page to see what is going on at the Boldman House Museum throughout the year!
The Dayton Historical Depot Society’s mission is to maintain and use its primary artifacts, the Depot Building and the Boldman House, for interpretation/education of local history. In keeping with their historical status, the Depot and Boldman House will serve as resources for community use.
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