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.
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.
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.
Sunday, December 7th, 1 – 4PM
Visit historic Dryden homes decorated for the holiday. Reception after.