After a period of behind-the-scenes activity, the Historical Society is
becoming more active and vibrant! We have changed our meeting dates
to the second Thursday of each month, still at the old Dalton Town Hall,
7:00 pm. We encourage new members and visitors to join us! We're
hoping to have work sessions to sort, index and scan many documents,
including old newspapers, town reports and photos.
New officers have been elected:
Terri Parks - President
Gary Boyle - Vice President
Connie Russell - Recording Secretary
Jean Abbott - Treasurer
Sue Bean - Deputy Treasurer
Terri Parks - Corresponding Secretary
We're also hoping to continue with our Newsletters! See below.
View a PDF file of our Newsletters, below:
We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you
have material that would make an interesting article for
a future newsletter, let us know.
The Historical Society paid for new signs for the cemeteries
and Town Pound a while ago. Our thanks to Jessop and
the Littleton Sign Company!
Stop in and visit the Dalton Historical Society downstairs in
the old Town Hall. We are easily accessible from the
parking lot at the rear of the building, or from the stairs on
the first floor.
THE TRAIL OF THE WILD FLOWERS,
Part 1, Vermont & Great Britain
1882 - 1884
by Sandy Nellis Lane,
Editor and Photographer
The Dalton Historical Society hosted a free program and book signing on May
3, 2012, presented by Sandy Nellis Lane, whose great, great aunt, Lucy Ladd
Stratton, a native of Dalton, became a talented artist and writer. Ms. Lane
was inspired to photograph her exquisite wildflower paintings and publish
them in a book with writings from Lucy's journals.
Lucy Ladd Stratton was born in 1834 in Dalton. After her marriage
to George W. Stratton, she travelled with him to Europe, where
she spent about twenty years painting landscapes and wildflowers. She
eventually returned to America, where she died at age 102. After her death,
over 1500 of her wildflower paintings were donated to the Library of
Congress, where they are available for
viewing by appointment.
TO ORDER A COPY of The Trail of the Wild Flowers,
contact Sandy Lane at 3 Pewter Lane, Johnstown, NY, 12095, or
email her at: se23Lane@nycap.rr.com