Dryden Town Historical Society

14 North Street
P.O. Box 69
Dryden, New York 13053
Phone: 607-844-9209

Dryden Town Historical Society


The Dryden Town Historical Society was organized in 1981, and has grown to over 185 membership families.  We are a not for profit organization chartered by the State of New York Education Department. The Society has worked diligently to preserve the heritage of the Town of Dryden.

The information gathered is shared with the people interested in the Town of Dryden history through our interesting programs open to the public, exhibits at the History House and now the exciting opportunities presented with the Southworth House, slide talks presented at schools and organizations, and walking tours at historic locations.

The growing collection of objects, documents and photographs is available as a historical resource.  Our expanding genealogy collection is used to trace family histories.

The History House opened in1990 and is the center of our organization, but the heart of our organization is our members, with their continuous support and interest in the history of the Town of Dryden.

Dryden Town Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


A mother and daughter in portrait

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the farm women of Dryden, New York.


Fair Advertisement from 1898

Photographs, newspaper articles, postcards, and ephemera from and pertaining to the Agricultural Fair held in Dryden, New York.