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 Dayton Historic Depot will be closed April 15-22, 2017, for painting. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 mission 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 open for its "winter" hours until the first of May - Thursday through Saturday from 1 pm - 4 pm. (or make an appointment for a private tour) Come see us! May 1-Sept 30 the hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00.
Events & Exhibits
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!
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.
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.
Quilts in the Garden at the Boldman House Museum
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!
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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