Historic Home Tours will be on October 7th, the first Saturday in October from 1pm to 4pm.
Tickets available at the Depot $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
This year we will have 3 private homes, the Boldman House and the Columbia County Courthouse including the jail.
Both the Boldman House Museum and the Dayton Historic Depot have rotating exhibits.
- The Boldman House: A walk through this house museum is a journey through time. You’ll see glimpses of “life-as-it-was” from nearly every decade of the 20th century.
- The Upstairs Gallery at the Dayton Historic Depot: Glass in Daily Life In the early 1900’s glass was used extensively in daily living. Invented at least 3,600 years ago, by the turn of the last century it was used in toys, jewelry, lighting, protective coverings, decoration and was the primary container for household and industrial use. The Depot gallery features a wide array of early pioneer glass used in Columbia County. The exhibit is designed to appeal to all ages. Many of the objects belonged to the Boldman family and are from the Boldman House Museum. Other contributions are from local residents and the Depot’s own collection.
Visitors can learn the history of glass, how it is made, the three methods of creating glass objects and how it is colored. The glass exhibit will be on display through December 2023.
The Depot building and grounds are a special place to hold your events, such as weddings, receptions, parties, family reunions, or office workshops. Inside gatherings can be held in the Waiting Room and Ticket Office downstairs or in the Upstairs Gallery that has a small kitchen adjacent. The Depot balcony is a wonderful place from which to toss a wedding bouquet!
The outside courtyard is made of smooth, stamped concrete under a beautiful tree canopy and has ample room for tables and chairs. The perimeter is lined with built-in wooden benches and attractive landscaping. Adjacent to the courtyard is a lawn area that can be used separately or in conjunction with courtyard events.
The Depot is located across the alley from the Weinhard Hotel, a Victorian lodging establishment with a rooftop garden. It is a wonderful place for honeymooners.