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:

The Century House Historical Society created an 25th Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival: Between Night Briefly. ... See MoreSee Less

Between Night Briefly is a festival of bodies and space, text and voice, rupture and reorientation set within an earthen chamber. Writers, performers and pranksters assemble to bring you a program that interprets the staggering contours of the Widow Jane Mine Cave in Rosendale, NY, with its haunting lake and glimmering shafts of light. Featuring Paul La Farge, Sparrow, Hélène Lesterlin, Jonas Bers, Sam Truitt, hARBOUR, Ada Smailbegovic, plus a very many motley more, instigated by Bethany Ides & co. Recommended donation is $5 at the door. Bring a folding chair. All are invited! Rain or shine!

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25th Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival: Between Night Briefly

September 20, 2015, 1:00pm

The Century House Historical Society

Between Night Briefly is a festival of bodies and space, text and voice, rupture and reorientation set within an earthen chamber. Writers, performers and pranksters assemble to bring you a program that interprets the staggering contours of the Widow Jane Mine Cave in Rosendale, NY, with its haunting lake and glimmering shafts of light. Featuring Paul La Farge, Sparrow, Hélène Lesterlin, Jonas Bers, Sam Truitt, hARBOUR, Ada Smailbegovic, plus a very many motley more, instigated by Bethany Ides & co. Recommended donation is $5 at the door. Bring a folding chair. All are invited! Rain or shine!

Save the date!

Sunday, September 27 - Fishkill Fencers

Sunday, October 18 - Fall Clean Up Day - Come out and volunteer!
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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.