Historical Society of Dayton Valley
(Nevada)

Information and
Membership Application

MISSION STATEMENT

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley has been established to protect, preserve and promote the historic Dayton Museum as well as Dayton area history, historic integrity, heritage and culture for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.


Our Society, a 501(c)3 organization, operates the Dayton Museum, which is located in our 1865 schoolhouse, the oldest in the state in its original location---Shady Lane at Logan. The schoolhouse served as the community's grammar school until 1959.

Dayton's museum collections include exhibits, photographs, documents, quilts, furniture and numerous artifacts depicting gold discovery, railroading, milling, mining, education culture, Native Americans, Chinese farming, ranching, the Sutro Tunnel, filming of "The Misfits" and much more....

The museum is an interesting and popular stop for locals, tourists, and classes of school children. We also have a gift shop with Dayton-related collectibles and books. Members receive a 15% discount on gift-shop purchases.

Normal museum hours are Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm, and also by appointment.
In May, for Nevada State Historic Preservation Month, we are also open weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm. (Note that we may be completely closed in December, January, and February, except by appointment. In 2017 the museum opened on March 4.) To obtain additional information click on the Museum & Contacts link or call 775-246-3527 or 775-410-7887.

Join Us! Become a member of the Historical Society of Dayton Valley!

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley is a non profit 501(c)3 organization founded and run by volunteers. No previous experience is required!

The Society is responsible not only for the historic schoolhouse/museum but also for the historic Dayton firehouse and 1860s jail, which currently is open for special events or by appointment. With the help of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with Lyon County we have also acquired and beginning to restore Dayton's 1881 Carson & Colorado Railroad Depot (at Main St. and Hwy 50E). It is one of only three such depots still in existence and the only one in Nevada.

Six reasons to become a volunteer:

* You help preserve and share Dayton's wonderful history.
* When you get involved you give back to the community.
* You meet interesting people and broaden your horizons.
* You enrich your life and the lives of others.
* For students it puts "today" into the perspective of the past. It can also fulfill community service requirements. (This looks great on a college application or resumé!)
* In the background or in the forefront, when you volunteer you play a vital role in keeping our history alive!

Member Info

Society Bylaws

Election Procedure
Along with explanation of duties for officers.

Awards
Including award parameters.

DVDs and Videos
Available at the museum to members only for check-out.

Planning Worksheet & Outcome Report
For Event Chairs to submit to Board for event approval.

Expense Report
To submit approved expenses for reimbursement.

Temporary Custody Receipt
For donations to Society, including museum and Railroad Depot Committee.

Transfer Form
Must be used when any item is moved from its location in the musuem, depot, or firehouse/jail to another location.

Society Newsletters
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Fall 2015 Newsletter
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Summer 2014 Newsletter
Fall-Winter 2013 Newsletter
Spring-Summer 2013 Newsletter
Fall 2012 Newsletter
Spring-Summer 2012 Newsletter

Minutes of 2016 HSDV Meetings
November 2016 General Meeting minutes
October 2016 General Meeting minutes
October 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
September 2016 General Meeting minutes
September 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
August 2016 General Meeting minutes
August 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
July 2016 General Meeting minutes
July 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
June 2016 General Meeting minutes
June 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
May 2016 General Meeting minutes
May 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
April 2016 General Meeting minutes
April 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
March 2016 General Meeting minutes
March 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
February 2016 General Meeting minutes
February 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
Januray 2016 General Meeting minutes
January 2016 HSDV Board Meeting minutes

Minutes of 2015 HSDV Meetings
November 2015 General Meeting minutes
November 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
October 2015 General Meeting minutes
October 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
September 2015 General Meeting minutes
September 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
August 2015 General Meeting minutes
August 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
July 2015 General Meeting minutes
July 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
June 2015 General Meeting minutes
June 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
May 2015 General Meeting minutes
May 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
April 2015 General Meeting minutes
April 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
March 2015 General Meeting minutes
March 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
February 2015 General Meeting minutes
February 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
January 2015 General Meeting minutes
January 2015 HSDV Board Meeting minutes

Minutes of 2014 HSDV Meetings
November 2014 General Meeting minutes
November 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
October 2014 General Meeting minutes
October 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
September 2014 General Meeting minutes
September 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
August 2014 General Meeting minutes
August 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
July 2014 General Meeting minutes
July 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
June 2014 General Meeting announcement
June 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
May 2014 General Meeting announcement
May 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
April 2014 General Meeting announcement
April 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
March 2014 General Meeting announcement
March 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
February 2014 General Meeting announcement
February 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
January 2014 HSDV Board Meeting minutes

Minutes of Meetings before 2014
Note that all meeting minutes going back several years, whether or not available in electronic form, are available as paper copies on file at the Dayton Museum.

Minutes of Board Meetings before 2014
November 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
October 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
September 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
August 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
July 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
June 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
May 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
April 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
March 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
February 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
January 2013 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
November 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
October 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
September 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
August 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
July 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
June 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
May 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
April 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
March 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
February 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes
January 2012 HSDV Board Meeting minutes

General Meeting Minutes before 2014
November 2013 General Meeting minutes
October 2013 General Meeting minutes
September 2013 General Meeting minutes
August 2013 General Meeting minutes
July 2013 General Meeting minutes
June 2013 General Meeting minutes
May 2013 General Meeting minutes
April 2013 General Meeting minutes
March 2013 General Meeting minutes
Febuary 2013 General Meeting minutes
January 2013 General Meeting minutes
November 2012 General Meeting minutes
October 2012 General Meeting minutes
September 2012 General Meeting minutes
August 2012 General Meeting minutes
July 2012 General Meeting minutes
June 2012 General Meeting minutes
May 2012 General Meeting minutes
April 2012 General Meeting minutes
March 2012 General Meeting minutes
February 2012 General Meeting minutes
January 2012 General Meeting minutes
November 2011 General Meeting minutes
October 2011 General Meeting minutes
September 2011 General Meeting minutes
August 2011 General Meeting minutes
July 2011 General Meeting minutes
June 2011 General Meeting minutes
May 2011 General Meeting minutes
April 2011 General Meeting minutes
March 2011 General Meeting minutes
February 2011 General Meeting minutes
January 2011 General Meeting minutes
November 2010 General Meeting minutes
October 2010 General Meeting minutes
September 2010 General Meeting minutes
August 2010 General Meeting minutes
July 2010 General Meeting minutes
June 2010 General Meeting minutes
May 2010 General Meeting minutes
April 2010 General Meeting minutes
March 2010 General Meeting minutes
February 2010 General Meeting minutes
January 2010 General Meeting minutes


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