The Century House Historical Society

The Century House Historical Society Industrial History/Education/Preservation/Art/Cultural Events Also known as the "Snyder Estate," we are home to the Widow Jane Mine, an historic cement mine that is the perfect environment for all sorts of arts events.

We've recently hosted Taiko drumming, an annual Subterranean Poetry Festival, fencing tournaments, and many concerts and plays. We also have a museum dedicated to the history of the natural cement industry that helped build America. "Rosendale Natural" can be found at many historic sites, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Operating as usual

Today from 10am-2pm! Fall Clean-up and Volunteer Appreciation Day!  Let's get the site ready for winter!
10/03/2021

Today from 10am-2pm! Fall Clean-up and Volunteer Appreciation Day! Let's get the site ready for winter!

Today from 10am-2pm! Fall Clean-up and Volunteer Appreciation Day! Let's get the site ready for winter!

Lara Hope / Morgan O'Kane this Saturday!
09/29/2021

Lara Hope / Morgan O'Kane this Saturday!

This photo is from a rave last weekend, but this Saturday afternoon we will be playing inside the same cave! Join us inside the historic Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY on Oct 2nd, with special guest Morgan O'Kane Music!
Get tix at: https://www.centuryhouse.org/lhra-2021/

08/27/2021
08/21/2021

Sorry to say, the Lara Hope / The Restless Age concert is cancelled. Lara, as you may already know, was diagnosed with COVID last week and was hoping to be recovered enough for Sunday's show, but Matt has also tested positive, and there's also a possibility of lots of rain from Hurricane Henri.

We're hoping to reschedule the show, we'll have to see, though.

We can offer refunds! Just email [email protected] .

This weekend: Macbeth (MAKBET) in the Mine, twice!
08/20/2021

This weekend: Macbeth (MAKBET) in the Mine, twice!

Next Saturday Dzieci Theatre | Service & Art presents MAKBET in the Widow Jane Mine!

You haven’t seen Macbeth until you’ve seen it presented by Dzieci. And you’re not likely to see anything resembling it ever again! ~ David Finkle, Huffington Post ~

MAKBET has never been seen in such an astonishing and darkly mysterious setting as The Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale. For full information and tickets, link here https://www.centuryhouse.org/makbet-2021/
On Saturday, August 21st at 3:00 and 6:30pm, this thrillingly unique performance will meet an equally thrilling and unique venue. Enter the splendor of The Widow Jane Mine, where a riotous clan from the “Old Country” greets you with song, dance, and divination, then leads you through the shaft, and into a whirlwind of passion, possession, and vaulting ambition, wildly careening around the gargantuan stone pillars and subterranean pools.

Dzieci Theatre presents MAKBET, the most Eastern European Scottish play ever, in the Widow Jane Mine for two performance...
08/12/2021

Dzieci Theatre presents MAKBET, the most Eastern European Scottish play ever, in the Widow Jane Mine for two performances on August 21st, 3 pm and 6:30 pm . Info and tickets: https://centuryhouse.org/makbet-2021

Dzieci Theatre presents MAKBET, the most Eastern European Scottish play ever, in the Widow Jane Mine for two performances on August 21st, 3 pm and 6:30 pm . Info and tickets: https://centuryhouse.org/makbet-2021

The Mystery In The Mine shows were very successful and fun! Thanks to Murder Cafe and all the people who attended the mu...
07/20/2021

The Mystery In The Mine shows were very successful and fun! Thanks to Murder Cafe and all the people who attended the murderous goings on!

The Mystery In The Mine shows were very successful and fun! Thanks to Murder Cafe and all the people who attended the murderous goings on!

Coming next week! Høly River to the Widow Jane Mine, Tuesday July 6th, 7Pm-9Pm, admission $10-$30 sliding scale.
06/29/2021

Coming next week! Høly River to the Widow Jane Mine, Tuesday July 6th, 7Pm-9Pm, admission $10-$30 sliding scale.

Coming next week! Høly River to the Widow Jane Mine, Tuesday July 6th, 7Pm-9Pm, admission $10-$30 sliding scale.

06/29/2021
06/28/2021

Yesterday - in the Widow Jane Mine!

05/20/2021

The Snyder Estate / Widow Jane Mine are closed today for some more much needed tree work.
We hope to be open again tomorrow!

Thanks for coming out to the opening day lectures!
05/09/2021

Thanks for coming out to the opening day lectures!

Thanks for coming out to the opening day lectures!

CHHS opening day is Sunday May 9th! Featuring the geology walk & talk by Prof. Steven Schimmrich.
05/05/2021

CHHS opening day is Sunday May 9th! Featuring the geology walk & talk by Prof. Steven Schimmrich.

CHHS opening day is Sunday May 9th! Featuring the geology walk & talk by Prof. Steven Schimmrich.

Closed today due to tree work being done by Limber Tree Services
05/04/2021

Closed today due to tree work being done by Limber Tree Services

The Snyder Estate / Widow Jane Mine are closed today for some much needed tree work. We hope to be open again tomorrow!
05/04/2021

The Snyder Estate / Widow Jane Mine are closed today for some much needed tree work. We hope to be open again tomorrow!

The Snyder Estate / Widow Jane Mine are closed today for some much needed tree work. We hope to be open again tomorrow!

Childrens clothing and shoes in addition to other great deals!
05/01/2021

Childrens clothing and shoes in addition to other great deals!

Join us tomorrow for a yard sale 10-2  all proceeds go to CHHS.
04/30/2021

Join us tomorrow for a yard sale 10-2 all proceeds go to CHHS.

THIS SATURDAY April 24th is clean up day at the Snyder Estate, 668 Rt. 213, Rosendale.  Show up at 9:45 to 10AM.  We hav...
04/20/2021

THIS SATURDAY April 24th is clean up day at the Snyder Estate, 668 Rt. 213, Rosendale. Show up at 9:45 to 10AM. We have flower beds, raking and leaf blowing, downed trees and sticks, potholes to fill, and a garden area to begin work on, as well as picking up any litter and random stuff.
If you are going to come, bring your garden and clean up tools of choice, gloves, and water (snacks too if you need them). Due to Covid, we can not do a pot luck lunch, and we must ask that all volunteers please wear a mask.
If you have questions about the tasks, or have donations of anything that can help with our spring cleaning and planting, please don't hesitate to contact me directly or our site manager at 845-668-9900. Thanks!

THIS SATURDAY April 24th is clean up day at the Snyder Estate, 668 Rt. 213, Rosendale. Show up at 9:45 to 10AM. We have flower beds, raking and leaf blowing, downed trees and sticks, potholes to fill, and a garden area to begin work on, as well as picking up any litter and random stuff.
If you are going to come, bring your garden and clean up tools of choice, gloves, and water (snacks too if you need them). Due to Covid, we can not do a pot luck lunch, and we must ask that all volunteers please wear a mask.
If you have questions about the tasks, or have donations of anything that can help with our spring cleaning and planting, please don't hesitate to contact me directly or our site manager at 845-668-9900. Thanks!

The very Obscure Widow Jane Mine is featured on Atlas Obscura.
03/17/2021
Podcast: Widow Jane Mine

The very Obscure Widow Jane Mine is featured on Atlas Obscura.

Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.

The Century House Historical Society's Snyder Estate is closed due to downed tree limbs. We hope to be back open on Frid...
03/08/2021

The Century House Historical Society's Snyder Estate is closed due to downed tree limbs. We hope to be back open on Friday March 12th. Thanks for your patience!

The Century House Historical Society's Snyder Estate is closed due to downed tree limbs. We hope to be back open on Friday March 12th. Thanks for your patience!

Upcoming event from our friends at History Alliance of Kingston.
02/10/2021
History Alliance of Kingston: Our New Project

Upcoming event from our friends at History Alliance of Kingston.

The History Alliance of Kingston (HAK) is pleased to announce its first event of 2021! HAK will introduce to the

Fallen trees are cleared away with some hard work and the help of our youngest volunteer.
12/26/2020

Fallen trees are cleared away with some hard work and the help of our youngest volunteer.

Temporary closure due downed trees...
12/25/2020

Temporary closure due downed trees...

Tomorrow at 1PM: the CHHS Presents via Zoom: Capt’n F. Teson, Commanding: An Examination of the ‘Teson Scrapbook’A prese...
12/05/2020
Annual Meeting 2020 – Century House Historical Society

Tomorrow at 1PM: the CHHS Presents via Zoom:
Capt’n F. Teson, Commanding: An Examination of the ‘Teson Scrapbook’
A presentation by Emily McCabe.

https://centuryhouse.org/am-2020

Annual Meeting 2020 Sunday, December 6th, 2020 1pm This year’s annual meeting cannot be held in the usual way, due to the pandemic crowd size restrictions. Instead, this year, it will be held virtually. Connections for the virtual meeting will be posted here! fig. 1: image of dove and olive branch...

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The Snyder Estate 668 Route 213
Rosendale, NY
12472-0150

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Museum Open/Tours: Sunday afternoons 1 - 4 (May - Sept) Daily self-guided walks from sunrise - 6pm

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I tripped over this wonderful link from another feed. Love FB for this ! I have never seen this pier without cables, nor lower Manhattan of this time. The D&H Canal, Rosendale Cement, the Roeblings-all had some much going on in a short few decades. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panoramic_view_of_Manhattan_by_Joshua_Beal,_1876.jpg?fbclid=IwAR0HEhgtJKbgJP9SgpCUzOWWOaHf37fniPBQA9qW3RgMY5BRN5rDKZZb0Uc#/media/File:Panoramic_view_of_Manhattan_by_Joshua_Beal,_1876.jpg
Great piece on British canals. They discuss lime, mortar, and kilns at ~4:00. Enjoy!
The Century House HIstorical Society now has Tree Ornaments available in the Company Store along with a lot of other great items. https://www.centuryhouse.org/product/chhs-rosendale-ceramic-ornaments/
A 360 video of the stream on the Estate. This is just the start of an effort to get the entire grounds on 4K video and 360 video.
Carriage house selfies at the barn museum until 4p m today.
Next Sunday, May 12 - Come join us!