Dryden Town Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York

Member Resources (Newsletter,

Publications, Membership)


Since 1981 the Dryden Historical Society has published quarterly newsletters.  Click on the link below to view the most recent editions.

If you have information you would like to publish in the newsletter or have a question you would like answered, send us an email.


DTHS December 2017 newsletter

DTHS September 2017 Newsletter

DTHS June 2017 newsletter

DTHS March newsletter (3-5-17)





June 2016 newsletter (6-5-16)

DTHS March 2016 newsletter



DTHS December 2015 newsletter

September 2015 DTHS Newsletter

DTHS June 2015 newsletter

March 2015 DTHS Newsletter


December 2014 DTHS Newsletter

September 2014 DTHS Newsletter

May 2014 DTHS newsletter

March 2014 DTHS Newsletter


December 2013 DTHS Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

June 2013 DTHS Newsletter

March 2013 DTHS Newsletter

January 2013 DTHS Newsletter


September 2012 DTHS Newsletter

July 2012 DTHS Newsletter

April 2012 DTHS Newsletter

February 2012 DTHS Newsletter


November 2011 – DTHS Newsletter

July 2011 DTHS Newsletter

April 2011 DTHS Newsletter

 February 2011 DTHS Newsletter


October 2010 DTHS Newsletter

July 2010 DTHS Newsletter

April 2010 DTHS Newsletter


Each membership is important to DTHS.  In fact, it is vital for continuation of the ongoing work of the Society.  And this year it is even more vital. In 2012 the DTHS accepted Rebecca Southworth Simpson’s bequest of the Southworth Homestead.  This exciting opportunity for the Society will require even more commitment from the community.

Each member receives the newsletters published by the DTHS.

Click on the link below, and download the membership form and mail with your check payable to Dryden Town Historical Society.  Your continued support is appreciated.

Membership Form


In addition to the publications listed below, the History House also now has nice selection of post cards, stationery/notecards, and magnets, all which would make lovely gifts!

We also have two new publications at the History House!

Place Names of Tompkins County by Carol Kammen, price is $24.00 includes postage/handling. Stories of the place names in Tompkins County.

The Journey at Malloryville Bog by Bob Beck, price is $24.00 includes postage/handling. A story of conservation success, culminating in the establishment of The Nature Conservancy’s treasured O.D. von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville.

Below is a list of the current publications/books available at the History House, or by sending a check along with the Publication Form (download at the link below), and it will be mailed to you.




“From Richford’s Rails to Freeville:  Ken Rice Remembers”, 2000; by DTHS, edited by Elsie Gutchess;   illustrated, soft cover; 88 pages
“The Centennial History of the Town of   Dryden 1797-1897, First 100 years”; Compiled and edited by Geo E. Goodrich, 2010 reprint


“The Hired Man’s Christmas”, 1997, A true story by Dryden native, George Givens,   about a Gee Hill farm family’s holiday experiences, soft cover, 92 pages


“Barns of the Dryden Lake Area”, 1988 by DTHS with area map   and photos, soft cover, 21 pages


“A Glimpse of Carpenter Hill”, 1922 – 1928,by Dora Rowley Keyes, 1986; An   expression of treasured childhood memories and a tribute to her mother and   father, Ney and Zula Rowley, 62 pages


“WWII Book – More Than Names In Bronze” Bio-sketches of those in Dryden area whose   lives were lost in WWII


“Dryden’s Second Hundred Years” A Central NY Village in the Twentieth Century   By Elizabeth Gutchess, soft cover


“Shall the Murderer Go Unpunished”  The Life of Edward H. Rulloff, New York’s Criminal Genius by Stephen D.   Butz


“Images of Work and Play” Compiled and edited by Tompkins County   Historians Assoc.


“Great Possibilities”, Celebrating 150 years, Dryden Mutual   Insurance Company, 150 Verne Morton Photographs


“Marking Bethel Grove Nov. 15, 2009”, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of   Bethel Grove School & 70th birthday of Bethel Grove’s Community   “Home”


“Place Names of Tompkins County”, by Carol Kammen.  Stories of the place names in Tompkins   County.


“The Journey at Malloryville Bog”, by Bob Beck.  A story of conversation success,   culminating in the establishment of The Nature Conservancy’s treasured O.D.   von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville.



*Includes any applicable taxes and postage