Dryden Town Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York


2nd Annual Homestead Antique Fair

  • June 28 and 29, Saturday/Sunday
  • 10am – 5pm each day
  • $4 admission covers both days
  • 14 North Street, Dryden, NY
  • Tours of Southworth House available (included in admission) at 11am, 12, and 1pm.  1836 Southworth Homestead, built ¼ century before the Civil War:  tour the mansion with it’s original furnishings and wallpapers.
  • Food will be available
Twice as big as last year.
Large free parking area off Neptune Drive, first road off North Street, north of Southworth Homestead.
Shuttle service for those with needs to the event area.
Other questions contact Elsie Gutchess at
egutches@twcny.rr.com  or call  607.745.1286




Southworth House Plates


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)

2nd Annual Homestead Antique Fair

  • June 28 and 29, Saturday/Sunday



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




Saturday, 10am - 1pm
Or by appointment

drawing by Cynthia Cantu

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