Dayton Historical Depot Society
222 E. Commercial Street
Dayton, Washington 99328
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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.

We are in the process of transitioning to a new website.  Please check Dayton Historic Depot's and The Boldman House Museum's facebook pages for the most up-to-date information.  Thank you for your patience.

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The mission of THE BOLDMAN HOUSE MUSEUM and Garden is 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 openfor its "summer" hours until the first of October -Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm (or make an appointment for a private tour) Come see us!From October first until April 30th, the hours are Thursday through Saturday 1:00-4:00.

Events & Exhibits

EVENING AT THE DEPOT:  Tickets are now available for our annual Evening at the Depot Auction.  Join us August 5 for wine by Dumas Station, microbrew by Chief Springs Fire and Irons and hors d'oeuvres catered by Grassroot Gourmet, all courtesy of McDonald Zaring Insurance.  The social hour with music by Bobby K and Mike McQuary and silent auction begin on the Depot's courtyard at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.  Limited tickets are available for $35 per person and may be purchased at the Dayton Historic Depot.  Only those 21 and over please.

DEPOT'S HISTORIC REGISTER UPDATE


The Depot was originally placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. This past year, we took the opportunity to complete extensive historic research about the Depot and its role in early Dayton. Click this link to read our new and complete application to the National Historic Register.text.pdf

A BETTER HOME: DOMESTIC GADGETRY AND RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

This year's gallery exhibit will focus on small appliances and domestic gadgets from the first half of the 20th century. Don't miss the gadgetry that became part of our households!

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RR Memorabilia Needed!

We are searching for a piece of RR Memorabilia for our new RR Tracks Park. If you have a large piece such as a handcart, an old RR switch, or other piece that could be emplaced out in the weather, and you would like to donate it, we will add it to our new park. We would honor your donation with a name plaque.

News

New exhibits at the Boldman!

So much of our collection is stored in boxes! We have unpacked some of our treasures and have a small, changing exhibit in our downstairs workroom. Now on exhibit: Hand work, crochet and embroidery, and the tools used for this disappearing decorative craft.

1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

After 40 years on the "west side," the car that Stephen Boldman purchased here in Dayton is back! This "new" addition to the museum's collection is so much more impressive in person than the photos, it is definitely worth a return visit.

Now open on the Second Sunday of the month!

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Stop by the Boldman House Museum and take a tour from noon until four p.m.

Take a look at last year's summer activities:

Our first "Quilts in the Garden" event was extremely popular! Click HERE to see photos from the event. Many thanks to Dr. Michael Luce for the photos and to all of the volunteers who made it happen!

Click HERE or on the image below to see photos of the Dayton Days 2016 event!

Visit the Events & Exhibits page to see what is going on at the Boldman House Museum throughout the year!

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Our Mission

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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