The Historic Dayton House


About Us

The mission of the Historic Dayton House: To preserve the historically significant Dayton House, interpret the community's cultural and social history as told through the lives of the dwelling's residents and increase people's awareness of this heritage by making the building accessible as a public gathering place.

Thank You

All associated with the Historic Dayton House are deeply appreciative of the generosity bestowed upon this project by the many people who took ownership in the fulfillment of a dream, including workers, volunteers and members.

Thank you to those who have shared and continue to share with us the stories and memories relating to the families who resided in this home. Each story enriches our telling of the history of the Dayton House.

Board & Staff

Current Board Members


  • Teresa Widboom - Chairperson
  • Winora Hallstrom - Vice Chairperson
  • Doug Tate - Treasurer
  • Kari Meyer - Secretary
  • Denny Bonsma
  • Mary Huls
  • Vida Iten
  • Jane Moore
  • Jim Nickel
  • Diane Remakel


The Historic Dayton House is administered by the House Manager with support from an Event Assistant and Housekeeper.  Volunteers are an integral part of our operations.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Help preserve local history and a vital community resource through membership in the Historic Dayton House.

Your donation is tax deductible and your membership makes you an integral part in maintaining Worthington's heritage.

Join us in ensuring that this national historic landmark is preserved for future generations.

Membership Rates/Benefits:

All members receive a quarterly newsletter and an invitation to our annual Membership Social. Additional benefits vary based on membership level.


Please click on the Newsletter links below to view our quarterly publications.

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