New Dayton history book by local author & celebration of 150 year old school, Nevada’s oldest – Saturday, August 1

Dayton school museum

“Images of America: Dayton,” Dayton’s first history book published since 1922, will be sold and signed from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 1 at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. Also, a gala celebration of the 150th birthday of the Dayton Grammar School, with a special ceremony, begins at 3 p.m. Lyon County Commissioner Chairman, Ray Fierro, will emcee the event that includes alumni, book dedication and birthday cake and song to commemorate Nevada’s oldest schoolhouse, located at its original location and is Lyon County’s first public school. The Historical Society of Dayton Valley hosts the event.

Tours of this historic school, now the home of the Historic Society of Dayton Valley, will also be given.

Meet the authors

Please come and have author, Laura Tennant, HSDV historian and Silver City native, and HSDV photographic archivist Jack Folmar personally sign your book. The book was published by Arcadia Publishing.

The book “Dayton” contains 221 photographs with historical text describing each photograph. This event is also a fundraiser, with all proceeds from book sales donated to the HSDV’s efforts to preserve and promote Dayton’s history. Books purchased directly from the HSDV or the authors provide much more profit to the Society than if they are purchased from Arcadia Publishing, which only pays an 8 percent royalty on net sales.

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For Questions or additional information, call: 775-560-4531 or 775-720-9817



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