Welcome to the Dayton Historical Depot Society.

The Dayton Historical Depot Society is charged with maintaining two unique museums, as well as the Newland/Pioneer Cemetery.

The Depot Gift Shop has expanded!  Our Waiting Room and Ticket Office have been transformed, and we are ready for Christmas Shopping.  A maximum of four visitors may shop in a safe environment.  Masks are required, and we request you sanitize your hands upon entering.  Please practice social distancing.  If the Depot’s door is locked, that means that we have reached our maximum capacity.  Wait just a few minutes, and we will welcome you when another guest has finished with their purchases.  Unfortunately, the Depot’s upstairs exhibits and the Boldman House must close with the recent restriction modifications for the Safe Start Plan.

The Depot is participating in the 2020 Charitable Giving Guide.  By giving through this guide, your donation will qualify for the All in WA match.  This makes your gift more powerful by doubling its amount.  Go to https://bit.ly/cgg2020 for more information.   In addition, the CARES Act that Congress passed March 2020 provides a Charitable Giving Incentive which includes a new above-the-line deduction for charitable contributions up to $300.  We thank you all for your support.

2020 -The Year that Went Off the Rails: This ornament was designed to commemorate the year with humor and style. It features our beloved Stationmaster and His Dog, and depicts Covid-19 derailing 2020. You say you want a magnet? You got it! Self-adhesive magnetic backing is included with each ornament, giving you that option. You can purchase your 2020 ornament in our gift shop or through our online Christmas Marketplace by clicking here.


Annual Meeting: We invite you to meet with us via Zoom on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to visit with our President Maura Trainor, and we will be drawing the winner of the Boldman Quilt Raffle. Click here to attend the Annual Meeting via Zoom.

Win this Quilt!

Quilt Raffle: This hand-embroidered, king-size quilt was made using a pattern in the Boldman House Museum Collection. Tickets are $5.00. Proceeds support the operation of The Boldman House Museum. The quilt is currently on display in the window at 238 E. Main St. Tickets may be purchased at the Depot, from a board member, or by calling the depot at (509) 382-2026.

Read our most recent newsletter!    June 2020

The Boldman House Museum

The Dayton Historic Depot

The Newland/Pioneer Cemetery