Dryden Town Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York

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Homestead Harvest Festival

September 20, 12 – 6pm

The Dryden Town Historical Society will host the 2nd annual Homestead Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 20th, from Noon until 6 PM on the grounds of the Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street (Rt. 13) in Dryden.  The event will feature bluegrass music by the Mathews Family Tradition, a demonstration of lace making by the Finger Lakes Lace Guild, demonstrations of sheep shearing, goat milking, blacksmith skills, square dancing, and spinning (wool and flax), as well as great food.  There will be a pie eating contest, a quilt raffle and games for the kids.  Admission is free and everyone is invited to join the fun. 

Tours of the Southworth House will be available for a $5 donation.

Harvest Fest Poster-September 2014

 

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Welcome to the Dryden Town Historical Society. We are located in the village of Dryden, at 14 North Street, 10 miles from both Ithaca and Cortland.

We have new programs and exhibits monthly. Please stop in and chat with our staff and docents, and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of Dryden.

For a future DTHS program on Memorable Characters in the Town of Dryden, we would like to include, Florence Montgomery Southworth, John H Southworth, and Rebecca Southworth Simpson.  If you have stories or memories to add, please let the program committee know.

UPCOMING EVENTS (See “Events” tab for more details)

BARNS OF NEW YORK: RURAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE EMPIRE STATE

Sunday, October 26th

2 – 4 pm at Dryden Village Hall

Presentation by the author, Cynthia Falk

This program is part of Historic Ithaca’s, “Book Talk” series, sponsored jointly by DTHS.

 

ANNUAL DTHS PIE SALE

Saturday, November 1st, 9am ‘til gone

1st National Bank, Main St., Dryden 

Come early, these pies and bread sell quickly.

Always a huge variety of the best homemade pies and breads made by historical society bakers.

 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, December 6

10am – 1pm, Southworth Homestead

Saturday is Dryden Village Holiday Tree Lighting day. DTHS will offer a workshop making unique handmade ornaments at the Southworth Home-stead. Free and open to all ages.

 

HOLLY TOUR 

Sunday, December 7th, 1 – 4PM

Visit historic Dryden homes decorated for the holiday. Reception after.
Tickets $10.00

Address

14 North Street
P.O. Box 69
Dryden, NY 13053

Contact

607-844-9209
drydennyhistory@gmail.com

Hours

Saturday, 10am - 1pm
Or by appointment

drawing by Cynthia Cantu

Mailing List

Send an email to drydennyhistory@gmail.com to be kept informed of upcoming events.