Dryden Town Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York



Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30PM

14 North Street, Dryden

plenty of parking in lower lot and drive

January is cold and dark. Let’s have some fun. Join us Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Southworth Homestead to share winter stories. Nothing formal – just tell or listen to stories about skating, ice fishing, ice making, ice surfing, winter storms. Whatever means winter to you. Maybe we’ll talk about making ice candles… or snow plowing. This could be the beginning of a regular monthly evening of sharing history.



“DRYDEN FOOTLIGHTERS: Local Theater Group”

We are looking for your HELP. DTHS Archives contain a sizable collection of Dryden Footlighters items, consisting of organizational records, programs, posters, albums, photographs, and many boxes of VHS tapes. There is even a trunk of costumes that may have been used in productions awaiting confirmation. DTHS would like to make the Footlighters material in the collection accessible. This community group presented a huge number of productions, over a lot of years, involving many, many people. To prepare for the 2018 Spring DTHS exhibit and program, we really need assistance. Before being transferred to DVDs, a selection of the tapes need to be reviewed.

If you were once active in the group in any way during its 30 year history, you can HELP by contacting former Footlighters members, looking over the videos, or helping plan the exhibit and program and add important information about this well regarded local theater group. If you can help join the pursuit, contact any DTHS exhibit committee member – Trish Sprague, MaryLou Taylor, Gina Prentiss.



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

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