Dryden Town Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York


  •   Pruning Workshop

at the Southworth Homestead

March 28, 2015

Saturday   10 am – 12 noon  

This year Dryden Village Beautification Brigade will add Southworth Homestead to its list of sites that receive attention.  DTHS has asked for assist with pruning, maintenance planting, and suggestions.    A “Pruning Workshop” will be held at Southworth Homestead on Saturday, March 28th from 10 am – noon and will start Dryden Beautification’s gardening year.    This workshop will be led by Tompkins County Horticulture agent Monika Roth.  Monika leads the Citizen Pruners Program in Ithaca, so this will be a great opportunity to get your pruning questions answered! All are welcome.  


  • DTHS Annual Meeting 

May 3, 2015

Sunday 1 pm, Dryden Village Hall

Followed by Book Talk with Grey Osterud, partnered with Historic Ithaca, at 1:30 pm.


  • Annual OP Sale

May 29, Friday            8 am – 5 pm

May 30, Saturday   8 am – 3 pm

This year we will add a “Collector’s Corner”.   Donations of collectibles are very welcome.



Starting Saturday, May 2

Beginning May 2nd, tours of the Southworth Homestead will be offered.   On the first Saturdays of the months of May through October, tours will be given at 10 am, 11am and 12 noon.

With the gift of the Southworth house came many treasures.   This year, we can look forward to seeing more unique objects that were used by the family over the decades.  Beautiful hair combs, interesting playing cards, and family photographs are some of the treasures we’ll see this year.


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.


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




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.