Summer & Fall Events at Dryden Historical Society

Historic Southworth Homestead Tours: First Saturdays of the month, 10, 11, 12 noon (Dryden Historical Society, Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street, Dryden, NY)

Dryden Historical Society will offer tours around its historic home-Southworth Homestead-on the following Dates: September 1 and October 6. Suggested $5 donation. Private or Group tours,  Phone 607-844-4691 or 607- 280-7328

Homestead Heritage Fair Day, October 6th, 10 AM - 3 PM (Dryden Historical Society, Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street, Dryden, NY)

There will be traditional crafts demonstrations - spinning, quilting, chair caning, basketry, blacksmith, sheep shearing, and more; quilt tent; horse drawn wagon ride; Discovery Shed with kids games and activities; eats by Dryden Community Cafe';  historic house tours. Music, all day. 




Friday, August 24, 4-5pm. Meet at the trolley circle near Center Ithaca on The Commons.

This tour will focus on elements of living, working, playing, and honoring in and around what we now know as The Commons from both historical and current perspectives. The downtown area is the center of the county and holds narratives of individuals, institutions, organizations, business, and civic life. Free.


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Historic Ithaca Walk and Talk Series

Saturdays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. Danby Community Church, July 14; Rogues’ Harbor in Lansing, July 21; Trumansburg, July 28; Enfield Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park, August 4; Village of Freeville, August 11.

This summer, stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County with our local municipal historians and special guests! This program will take place on Saturdays and last for about an hour.

All Walk & Talks begin at 11:00 a.m.

For more information about specific tours, go to the Historic Ithaca Walk and Talks page.

To RSVP for a tour, please email Christine at christine@historicithaca.org.

Sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.


  construction of new state street bridge. -January 13, 1950. Courtesy of The history center in tompkins county.

 construction of new state street bridge. -January 13, 1950. Courtesy of The history center in tompkins county.

West End Neighborhood Evolution: HistoryForge 1900-1930

Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. At Just Be Cause Center 1013 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850

HistoryForge will help provide a historical context. The walk will focus on West Seneca Street and Brindley Street and include going by a few houses, the Sign Works Building, the Aeroplane Factory, and Ports of New York.

This event is sponsored by M&T bank and is the second in a three part series.

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Tommy's Centennial Flight

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (72 Brown Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1248, United States)

Come see Tommy fly! The Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation (IAHF) cordially invites you to be a part of Tommy's Centennial Flight Celebration on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm. The event is FREE and open to the public! The celebration will feature local food vendors, community activities, stories about Tommy, and more! Sign up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tommy-comes-home-tickets-47401355731

The Thomas-Morse S-4 Scout was an advanced high-speed trainer designed for the U.S. Army Air Corps and built in Ithaca, NY. The Scout played an enormous role in the early years of aviation and became affectionately known throughout the aviation world as “Tommy.” IAHF’s Tommy Come Home Project was conceived more than 15 years ago, and has fulfilled the dream of bringing a Tommy home, restoring it to flying condition and flying it on its 100th birthday. We'll be celebrating with a centennial flight at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport - a historic event you won't want to miss!


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