A piece of Dryden history is set to become part of the town's future when the Dryden Town Historical Society takes full ownership of the historic Southworth homestead on North Street in February.
The historical society, given the house by a descendant of its namesake, plans to occupy the house the following month and hopes to open it for an event in the spring, said Gina Prentiss, a board member and one of the organization's founders...The house will be an interesting museum with a steady rotation of exhibits, and the property will be a venue for outdoor events, Jacobson said.
It's an amazing house, with much of its original feel, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more happen there. They'll be starting fundraising formally in the spring, but if you want to drop them a check this year, they're at:
Dryden Town Historical Society
36 West Main Street
P.O. Box 69
Dryden, NY 13053
As always, Dryden Town Talk is packed with news from Eagle Scouts to dances to pancake breakfasts.
Also, note that in the new year, amber lights like those on tow trucks get the same legal respect as emergency vehicles on the side of the road.Posted by simon at December 29, 2011 4:59 PM in Ithaca Journal , history , recreation