Join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015
at the Dalton Town Hall, for the
Ladies Aid Silver Tea and Sale
Our FALL 2013 NEWSLETTER is ready!
Pick one up at the Town Hall, or view it in PDF format
by clicking on this link:
2013 Fall Newsletter
We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you
have material that would make an interesting article for
a future newsletter, let us know.
New signs for the cemeteries and Dalton Town Pound
have been completed! 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