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 11 am - 4 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 winter hours until the end of April - Thursday through Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm. (or make an appointment for a private tour) Come see us!
Events & Exhibits
LEARN TO QUILT!
Quilt Artist Sandra Hawks will be teaching a quilting class from April 12-May 31. Cost is $25.00. Call the Depot at 382-2026 for more information.
MADE IN DAYTON: Quilts from 1920-2016
"Beginning February 1, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature modern quilts on loan from the people of the Dayton community.
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It's time to contribute to our yearly membership drive. Your donations will help pay for the Depot's daily operations. They will also fund our exhibits and assist with the creation of a new park on the corner of Commercial Street and 2nd Ave. Click on the membership page to learn how you can help.
A Boldman House Christmas: Friday, November 27, 2015, and Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us for an historic Boldman Christmas. We will have live music by local pianists from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday and from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy the fragrance of the Boldman traditional fruitcake, kids will recieve a free nose flute (a favorite of the Boldman Sisters) and you can pick up a free Boldman family recipe pamphlet to take home. The home will be dressed for Christmas, using family ornaments. Come experience a Christmas of the past!
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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