Historical Society of Dayton Valley

135 Shady Lane
Dayton, NV 89403

Mailing Address: PO BOX 485 Dayton, NV 89403

Phone: 775-246-6316

Hours: Open March - November
Saturdays, 10a-4p
Sundays, 1p-4p 

Open every day in May for Nevada Historic Preservation month, 10a-3p

Admission: Free – Donations welcome

Website: Daytonnvhistory.org
Email: Curator@hsdv.org

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley is housed in the oldest Nevada schoolhouse still in its original location, built as a one room schoolhouse in 1865 on Shady Lane at Logan Alley. Today, it houses the Dayton Museum, established in the early 1990s by a group of dedicated volunteers. It contains memorabilia, quilts, and photographs from Dayton’s history, including pioneers, prospectors and miners, woodcutters, Native Americans, Chinese, Italians, ranching, railroading, the Sutro Tunnel and early Lyon County history.


 Dayton Museum