Stop in and visit the Historical Society downstairs in
the old Town Hall. We are easily accessible from the
parking lot at the rear entrance.
Our Spring 2013 Newsletter is ready!
Pick one up at the Town Hall, or view it in PDF format
by clicking on this link:
Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 1.pdf
We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you
have material that would make an interesting article for
a future newsletter, let us know.
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