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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 sunrise to sunset for self guided tours daily, with the museum being open Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day 1PM – 4PM

The Widow Jane Mine now is icing up, so for safety’s sake, stay out of it until it thaws in the spring!
Free for members, all others please leave a donation!

News and Events:

What's it like to be at a concert in the Widow Jane Mine? This video of the Mamalama / Andes Manta concert will give you an idea! Reserve 90 minutes and enjoy! Widow Jane Mine presented Mamalama and Andes Manta playing together in an afternoon of music INSIDE the earth, in a collaborative 75 minute, continuous flow…
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Here's a little giffy-stereogram of the Rosendale Trestle & Joppenbergh mine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Erin O'Hara Meyer

Thanks to all GoFundMe contributors!

Widow Jane Mine
Thanks to the supporters who contributed $1600.00 for the restoration of the Brooklyn Bridge Gate! As you see, repairs are now completed. Contributions from afar are still welcome on the go fund me page. Your tax deductible donations are used for the restoration and maintenance of the property. Please join us at the annual meeting on December 8th from 1-3 at the Rosendale Rec. Center.
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Entrance looks great!

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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.