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

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Big thanks to member Bill Brooks for coming to the rescue! The magnificent willow tree decided to shed some large limbs across our bridge. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Century House 2014 Annual Meeting

December 6, 2014, 1:00pm

Rosendale Community Center/Ball Park

Please join us for the Century House 2014 Annual Meeting at the Rosendale Rec Center. We'll have a short board meeting, elections, our famous penny social fundraiser, artwork and t-shirts for sale and a terrific program on local history with speaker Richard Rosencrans, Visitor Services Coordinator, Gomez Mill House (where some of the earliest quarrying of limestone in the Hudson Valley took place). The Gomez Mill House in Marlboro is best known as the oldest Jewish dwelling still standing in North America. Richard Rosencrans will share much more about the site, where -- beginning in 1714 -- Luis Moises Gomez and his sons quarried limestone and milled timber for New York City, as well as traded with Native Americans. Later inhabitants, who extended the original fieldstone structure into a handsome home, included Wolfert Acker, a Revolutionary War patriot leader, as well as gentleman-farmer William Henry Armstrong. In the early twentieth-century, noted printer and papermaker, Dard Hunter built a quaint English-style mill on the property, after which feminist-activist-lawyer Martha Gruening attempted to run an integrated private school based on progressive principles. The stories of all these individuals, and others, reflect the history of our region and our nation. Rosencrans will share these stories and also the history of how the house has been interpreted over the years. See you there!

SUNY New Paltz Geology Professor Alex Bartholomew and students filming a sequence that shows the incredible opportunities for field studies in the area.Dr. Bartholomew said his bagpipe group would like to appear next season in the Widow Jane Mine! (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.