Local history, contemporary art.

The Century House Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of industrial history of the Rosendale natural cement region. The Society is located at the Snyder Estate in New York’s historic Hudson Valley.

The Museum and site are open Sundays 1 -4 from May 11 through Labor Day weekend.


News and Events:

Join us on Sunday at 1pm for Ron Whiteurs' performance to celebrate his new book "Crowns I Have Made and Other Regalia." Let us know you're joining us here: www.facebook.com/events/596506903803238/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming ... See MoreSee Less

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R. Dionysius Whiteurs Reads in the Widow Jane Mine

September 21, 2014, 1:00pm

The Century House Historical Society

As a Benefit for Century House Historical Society, R. Dionysius Whiteurs will read from his new book, "Crowns I Have Made" with the actual crowns on display in the Century House Museum. Poets, artists, and friends Mikhail Horowitz, Lawrence Adamo, Joseph St. George, Rob Beekman, Margie Meyers, Ronnie Simon, and James Luckner will perform various roles in support of this event. Poems will include: 1. From the Mouth of a Rosendale Cave 2. On the Isthmus of St. George 3. Lorna Poema 4. Silent Poem #3 (The Coronation of Art) 5. Silent Poem #5 (Dusk in A-flat Major), a premiere Suggested donation is $5.00

Fencing in progress. Grand weather for the tournament! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Fencing tournament getting ready to kick-off! Stop by and check out the action! (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Snyder Estate Natural Cement Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Society is chartered by the New York State Education Department.