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 - 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 "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!
Events & Exhibits
Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Dayton Historic Depot will hold its Christmas Market. We will have artisan food vendors, artists and artisans selling juried items and vintage items specially selected for a discriminating market. We will also have our tasty candy sale in the Waiting Room. The gift shop will be full of Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers and select gifts including history books, low technology games, and hostess gifts.
CHAUTAUQUA EXHIBIT AND PRESENTATION
Tuesday, June 14th at 6:00 pm. Paul Magid from the New Old Time Chautauqua will be at the Depot giving a presentation on chautauquas. His presentation will be accompanied by the opening of the Chautauqua exhibit which examines the history of these educational and entertaining events, and looks specifically at the chautauquas that took place here in Dayton from 1915-1929.
MADE IN DAYTON: Quilts from 1920-2016
Beginning February 1, the upstairs gallery in the Depot Museum will feature modern quilts on loan from the people of the Dayton community.
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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.
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 2015 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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