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
Dayton Days on the Depot Courtyard
Saturday, May 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, folk artists will be demonstrating their arts on the Depot's Courtyard. Stop by and see wool spun into yarn, learn how to make bobbin lace, discover the beauty of string art, see beads become a beautiful ornament, and observe the fine art of different kinds of embroidery. We will also have old-fashioned soap made in a 21st century way. Some of the artists will have art for sale. See what's going on at Dayton Days at the Depot!
"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 contribute to 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'll be stepping back in time and doing things the old fashioned way! Bring your family and imagine what life used to be like in Dayton. We'll be washing clothes on the scrub board and using the wringer to get rid of the excess water, we'll make butter in the hand churn, our Master Gardener, Susie will be needing some help from the kids to plant flowers in our annual flower bed, and many more activiites will be available. Take a look at our poster!
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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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