That Old House Tour: Dryden
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm

A self-guided walk/drive/bike tour of selected sites in the historic village of Dryden.

Ticket price: $15 general admission; $12 for Friends of Historic Ithaca, seniors, and students; $10 per person for groups of 4 or more; free for children under 12
Day-of Ticket Sales: 11:30 am – 2 pm at the Southworth Homestead – Dryden Town Historical Society, 14 North Street, Dryden


Before the tour:
Celebrating Rural Heritage: Verne Morton’s Photographs
June 17 at 10:00 am at Dryden Mutual Insurance Company

As a prelude to Historic Ithaca’s Old House Tour, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company, 12 Ellis Drive, Dryden, N.Y., will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. Bob Baxter, former CEO, will give a guided tour of the 150 exquisite Verne Morton photographs that line the hallways . For nearly 50 years local photographer Verne Morton (1868-1945) devoted himself to photographing Tompkins County rural and village life. Rod Howe, Executive Director, The History Center in Tompkins County, will provide a brief talk at 11:00 on Verne Morton and what his photographs convey of rural life in the first few decades of the twentieth century. This information will also be posted to

There is no cost but RSVPs are encouraged by e-mailing









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