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 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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The Century House Historical Society added an CHHS Projects: IN:SITE. ... See MoreSee Less

JOIN US for our June opening! IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the Widow Jane Mine. Curated by Jenny Lee Fowler and Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti, fifteen artists from the Northeast present site-specific sculptures and performances engaging the location’s rich natural and industrial histories: insiterosendale.com. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Kelli Rae Adams Dorothy Albertini Jeffrey Benjamin Lyle Bicking Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti Sam Coren Simon Draper Jenny Lee Fowler Katie Grove Neal Hollinger Bruce Hooke Kieran Kinsella Jessica Poser Jayla Smith Keiko Sono The June opening (and September closing) event will feature performances and works of a more ephemeral nature, but many of the contemporary art pieces will remain on display throughout the summer— enduring or changing with the season and worthy of repeat visits. Grounds of the Snyder Estate are open seven days a week from May-September during daylight hours. Fans of geology, 19th century American industry, and New York state history will want to visit when the CHHS museum is open as well, on Sundays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. This event kicks off this season's CHHS Projects and is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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CHHS Projects: IN:SITE

June 26, 2016, 1:00pm

The Century House Historical Society

JOIN US for our June opening! IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the Widow Jane Mine. Curated by Jenny Lee Fowler and Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti, fifteen artists from the Northeast present site-specific sculptures and performances engaging the location’s rich natural and industrial histories: insiterosendale.com. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Kelli Rae Adams Dorothy Albertini Jeffrey Benjamin Lyle Bicking Natasha Maria Brooks-Sperduti Sam Coren Simon Draper Jenny Lee Fowler Katie Grove Neal Hollinger Bruce Hooke Kieran Kinsella Jessica Poser Jayla Smith Keiko Sono The June opening (and September closing) event will feature performances and works of a more ephemeral nature, but many of the contemporary art pieces will remain on display throughout the summer— enduring or changing with the season and worthy of repeat visits. Grounds of the Snyder Estate are open seven days a week from May-September during daylight hours. Fans of geology, 19th century American industry, and New York state history will want to visit when the CHHS museum is open as well, on Sundays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. This event kicks off this season's CHHS Projects and is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

A terrific reception where many Hudson Valley arts organizations and individuals accepted their grant awards for 2016. We accepted ours for a grant at Century House Historical Society to fund the artists in our upcoming sculpture exhibition. Thank you Arts Mid-Hudson. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gayle GrunwaldMost exciting! Big thanks to Laura Moriarty for doing all the hard work needed to obtain the grant.2   ·  23 hours ago

Jenny Lee FowlerGreat work, Laura Moriarty, and a big thanks to Arts Mid-Hudson! It was exciting to hear about the range of projects that they funded in the valley this year. Stay tuned for a of summer site-specific arts by 15 regional artists on the estate. June 26 is opening day!2   ·  22 hours ago

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Getting the site in shape for Mother's Day opening & geology walk 1 pm next Sunday. Big thanks to all the volunteers that braved the rain to make it happen!!! ... 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.