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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 site is open 10AM – 4PM for self guided tours daily, with the museum being open Sundays from Mother’s Day through September 1PM – 4PM


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George Kozykowski posted this link on the D+H Canal FB page. www.canalcenter.org/historyBehindLimeKiln.php ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Just how do you move a several ton pylon that gave way from the top of the kilns? You use the same technology of the 1800's that built the kilns...block & tackle! Intrepid volunteers accomplish a job turned down by heavy equipment operators. Big thanks to these amazing volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Join our own Gayle Grunwald (Secretary/Treasurer at CHHS) for her lecture at the Hudson River Maritime Museum! We're so looking forward to this... Lecture: "Kilns, 'Caves' and Mushroom Cans"# ... See MoreSee Less

Don't miss Century House trustee Gayle Grunwald and her lecture "Kilns, 'Caves' and Mushroom Cans" on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 pm in the Riverport Wooden Boat School. This lecture is open to the public, suggested donation $5. In addition to this lecture, Gayle Grunwald has invited us for a special tour on Saturday June 4th! Join us in historic Rosendale, NY at the A.J. Snyder Estate for a guided tour of the estate and the Widow Jane Mine, home of Rosendale natural cement. The tour is hosted by HRMM and the Century House Historical Society, which runs the estate the mine, and a museum on cement. While the lecture is open to the public, tickets are required for the Saturday tour. You can purchase tickets at: www.hrmm.org/store/p52/6%2F4%2F16_Tour_of_Snyder_Estate_and_Widow_Jane_Mine.html

6 days ago

Lecture: "Kilns, 'Caves' and Mushroom Cans"

June 1, 2016, 7:00pm

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Don't miss Century House trustee Gayle Grunwald and her lecture "Kilns, 'Caves' and Mushroom Cans" on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 pm in the Riverport Wooden Boat School. This lecture is open to the public, suggested donation $5. In addition to this lecture, Gayle Grunwald has invited us for a special tour on Saturday June 4th! Join us in historic Rosendale, NY at the A.J. Snyder Estate for a guided tour of the estate and the Widow Jane Mine, home of Rosendale natural cement. The tour is hosted by HRMM and the Century House Historical Society, which runs the estate the mine, and a museum on cement. While the lecture is open to the public, tickets are required for the Saturday tour. You can purchase tickets at: www.hrmm.org/store/p52/6%2F4%2F16_Tour_of_Snyder_Estate_and_Widow_Jane_Mine.html

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.