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 10 (Mother’s Day) through Labor Day weekend.


News and Events:

Association of Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter Tour (APTNE): A splendid day! ... See MoreSee Less

Association of Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter Tour (APTNE): A splendid day!

5 days ago

Just a reminder that the Century House Museum / Widow Jane Mine are not open today so you can enjoy the Rosendale Street Fest! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The Century House Historical Society created an Inner Spaces II. ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are $10 at the door. Bring a folding chair. Inner Spaces II invites you to enter the cool shadows of the cavernous Widow Jane Mine, a half-submerged remnant of the industrial age that has evolved into an underground cathedral for the arts. This resonating chamber and primordial space awakens the inner spirit of the dreamer, shining a new light on the subconscious and offering us a deeper understanding of our earliest human nature. Inner Spaces: • Weaves opera, new music and improvisation, dance, spoken word, painting, photography, video and installation into a singular visceral performance. • Is a collaborative artistic project exploring the archetypal elements of sight, sound, movement and imagination. • Brings together musicians, dancers and visual artists of diverse backgrounds and origins whose broad talents represent a wide range of genres, styles and idioms. • Offers a unique and unforgettable transformative experience. About the Artists of Inner Spaces: These visionary artists are united by a common thread, one that cuts across multi-cultural differences and is forged by an unwavering commitment to delve deeper into what lies below the surface. This uncompromising artistic stance moves beyond the visible and easily accessible and reaches ever forward to the hidden and sublime. Inner Spaces is an open invitation for everyone to “take a walk into the mountain” and to share with the artists this quest for creative realization and transformation. Participants Music: Laurence De Seve, John Ehlis, Yasuno Katsuki, Andy Teirstein Dance: Julie Lyon Rose, Selene Malaguti Visual Arts: Olga Hiiva, Michele Wenzke, Alison Hoornbeek, Andrey Tamarchenko Artistic Directors: Laurence De Seve, John Ehlis and Andrey Tamarchenko Join us on Sunday, August 2! All are invited! Rain or shine

2 weeks ago

Inner Spaces II

August 2, 2015, 3:00pm

The Century House Historical Society

Tickets are $10 at the door. Bring a folding chair. Inner Spaces II invites you to enter the cool shadows of the cavernous Widow Jane Mine, a half-submerged remnant of the industrial age that has evolved into an underground cathedral for the arts. This resonating chamber and primordial space awakens the inner spirit of the dreamer, shining a new light on the subconscious and offering us a deeper understanding of our earliest human nature. Inner Spaces: • Weaves opera, new music and improvisation, dance, spoken word, painting, photography, video and installation into a singular visceral performance. • Is a collaborative artistic project exploring the archetypal elements of sight, sound, movement and imagination. • Brings together musicians, dancers and visual artists of diverse backgrounds and origins whose broad talents represent a wide range of genres, styles and idioms. • Offers a unique and unforgettable transformative experience. About the Artists of Inner Spaces: These visionary artists are united by a common thread, one that cuts across multi-cultural differences and is forged by an unwavering commitment to delve deeper into what lies below the surface. This uncompromising artistic stance moves beyond the visible and easily accessible and reaches ever forward to the hidden and sublime. Inner Spaces is an open invitation for everyone to “take a walk into the mountain” and to share with the artists this quest for creative realization and transformation. Participants Music: Laurence De Seve, John Ehlis, Yasuno Katsuki, Andy Teirstein Dance: Julie Lyon Rose, Selene Malaguti Visual Arts: Olga Hiiva, Michele Wenzke, Alison Hoornbeek, Andrey Tamarchenko Artistic Directors: Laurence De Seve, John Ehlis and Andrey Tamarchenko Join us on Sunday, August 2! All are invited! Rain or shine

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.