Widow Jane Mine

Widow Jane Mine www.centuryhouse.org The Widow Jane Mine at the A.J. Snyder Estate is open 10-4 for self-guided tour brochures and our donation box are available at the Entrance Kiosk.

The estate is free for Society members to visit. Donations are requested from non-members. Visiting and online donation information is available here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Widow Jane Mine is open for individuals and small family groups, masked and with six feet of social distancing. In the mine and on the trails, please leave room and wait for others to enter and exit. If overcro

The estate is free for Society members to visit. Donations are requested from non-members. Visiting and online donation information is available here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Widow Jane Mine is open for individuals and small family groups, masked and with six feet of social distancing. In the mine and on the trails, please leave room and wait for others to enter and exit. If overcro

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Planning your weekend? Hear live rockabilly in the Widow Jane Mine.  See Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones this Saturday Octob...
09/29/2021

Planning your weekend? Hear live rockabilly in the Widow Jane Mine. See Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones this Saturday October 2nd, 2021 3-5PM Gates open at 2:00 Find tickets and full info here https://www.centuryhouse.org/lhra-2021/
“Best Up-And-Coming Band” according to Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are the Northeast’s premier Roots Rock n’ Roll & Rockabilly Twang outfit!

Find out more at their website: https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones.com and of course Lara’s bandcamp site: https://larahope.bandcamp.com .
Opening the show at 3:00 pm: Morgan O’ Kane

Planning your weekend? Hear live rockabilly in the Widow Jane Mine. See Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones this Saturday October 2nd, 2021 3-5PM Gates open at 2:00 Find tickets and full info here https://www.centuryhouse.org/lhra-2021/
“Best Up-And-Coming Band” according to Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are the Northeast’s premier Roots Rock n’ Roll & Rockabilly Twang outfit!

Find out more at their website: https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones.com and of course Lara’s bandcamp site: https://larahope.bandcamp.com .
Opening the show at 3:00 pm: Morgan O’ Kane

Planning your weekend?  9/11 concert in the Widow Jane Mine - this Saturday at 3PM . Gates open at 2:00.  Tickets $21.00...
09/08/2021

Planning your weekend? 9/11 concert in the Widow Jane Mine - this Saturday at 3PM . Gates open at 2:00. Tickets $21.00 all info is in the link and we hope to welcome you! This concert is a benefit for the The Century House Historical Society and the Red Cross.
https://centuryhouse.org/9-11-2021

Planning your weekend? 9/11 concert in the Widow Jane Mine - this Saturday at 3PM . Gates open at 2:00. Tickets $21.00 all info is in the link and we hope to welcome you! This concert is a benefit for the The Century House Historical Society and the Red Cross.
https://centuryhouse.org/9-11-2021

LAST CHANCE to see the performance today at 3PM - Seeds Under Nuclear Winter - in the Widow Jane Mine. Full details and ...
08/29/2021

LAST CHANCE to see the performance today at 3PM - Seeds Under Nuclear Winter - in the Widow Jane Mine. Full details and tickets here https://www.centuryhouse.org/sunw-2021/
Gates open at 2. Photo bt Stefan Lisowski

LAST CHANCE to see the performance today at 3PM - Seeds Under Nuclear Winter - in the Widow Jane Mine. Full details and tickets here https://www.centuryhouse.org/sunw-2021/
Gates open at 2. Photo bt Stefan Lisowski

Gates open at 2PM for this incredible performance (2 shows - today and tomorrow at 3PM). Admission $26.00 see full detai...
08/28/2021

Gates open at 2PM for this incredible performance (2 shows - today and tomorrow at 3PM). Admission $26.00 see full details and ticket information here https://www.centuryhouse.org/sunw-2021/

Planning your weekend?  There are two, spectacular performances in the Widow Jane Mine at 3 PM both Saturday and Sunday!...
08/26/2021
Rosendale’s Widow Jane Mine hosts site-specific “Earth Opera” August 28/29

Planning your weekend? There are two, spectacular performances in the Widow Jane Mine at 3 PM both Saturday and Sunday! Gates open at 2. $26.00 admission. Here's the article by Hudson Valley One. https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2021/08/20/rosendales-widow-jane-mine-hosts-site-specific-earth-opera-august-28-29/

Elizabeth Clark’s “Earth Opera” will be held August 28-29 in the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale.

Next Saturday Dzieci Theatre | Service & Art presents MAKBET in the Widow Jane Mine!  You haven’t seen Macbeth until you...
08/15/2021

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.

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.

07/31/2021
Taiko Masala in the Widow Jane Mine

In case you missed today’s concert…here’s what it looked like as we prepared to welcome Taiko Masala back to the Widow Jane Mine. There are things in our lived experience that cannot be digested and delivered to us in a video or photo. If you saw today's concert, now you know. You can feel the roar of the drums through your entire body. There is literally nothing like it. Taiko Masala - beloved of our founder and now internationally famous - have played to benefit and preserve this property for three decades and we thank them. We loved welcoming the drummers of Taiko Masala back to the Widow Jane. If you missed them this year….we hope to see you next summer.

07/26/2021

This Saturday, Taiko Masala returns to the Widow Jane Mine! Gates open at 2:00 to audience members only. Advance purchase tickets and all the information you need are available here https://www.centuryhouse.org/taiko-2021/

Tuesday, July 6th from 7-9 PM Pop-Up concert in the Widow Jane Mine. $30-10 *  LIMITED TICKETS - cash only at the gate *...
07/03/2021

Tuesday, July 6th from 7-9 PM Pop-Up concert in the Widow Jane Mine. $30-10 *
LIMITED TICKETS - cash only at the gate * Holy River
https://www.facebook.com/holyrivermusic/?__cft__[0]=AZXWGvHEVRlK1HWDcfqZkEX0GSgugl5zYYQ8OSFCDclwjDd1wyRaCYI6Dsm8YeBnba9CImG11_CEnI3bFIXCefG-vx-4T5d8oWO0UQWgZe3b1JOCYv0XqWforFDI10R2Q2tlI-WJY3tF93f5hd29988DCvvIBlw5m5a_-5YsGhasSA&__tn__=kK-R

and Natasha play live.
You need to bring a chair. The mine is 58 degrees (even on a hot day) so you may need a light jacket.

*LIMITED TICKETS to be sold on a sliding scale at the gate. This concert is a benefit for The Century House Historical Society at the Snyder Estate – proceeds help to keep the Widow Jane Mine and the property maintained and open to the public throughout the year.

Tuesday, July 6th from 7-9 PM Pop-Up concert in the Widow Jane Mine. $30-10 *
LIMITED TICKETS - cash only at the gate * Holy River
https://www.facebook.com/holyrivermusic/?__cft__[0]=AZXWGvHEVRlK1HWDcfqZkEX0GSgugl5zYYQ8OSFCDclwjDd1wyRaCYI6Dsm8YeBnba9CImG11_CEnI3bFIXCefG-vx-4T5d8oWO0UQWgZe3b1JOCYv0XqWforFDI10R2Q2tlI-WJY3tF93f5hd29988DCvvIBlw5m5a_-5YsGhasSA&__tn__=kK-R

and Natasha play live.
You need to bring a chair. The mine is 58 degrees (even on a hot day) so you may need a light jacket.

*LIMITED TICKETS to be sold on a sliding scale at the gate. This concert is a benefit for The Century House Historical Society at the Snyder Estate – proceeds help to keep the Widow Jane Mine and the property maintained and open to the public throughout the year.

Summer events in the Widow Jane Mine! ALL limited occupancy, 100% CDC compliant, and truly amazing as ever.  ALWAYS chec...
06/05/2021

Summer events in the Widow Jane Mine! ALL limited occupancy, 100% CDC compliant, and truly amazing as ever. ALWAYS check the full schedule here for changes and tickets. https://www.centuryhouse.org/events-of-2021/ Please...follow up EARLY for advance purchase tickets, and do NOT be alienated or sad if some events are limited. Your safety and happiness is our first priority (well...that and Historic Preservation). We were one of the only open sites during the plague and cannot wait to welcome you back!

Summer events in the Widow Jane Mine! ALL limited occupancy, 100% CDC compliant, and truly amazing as ever. ALWAYS check the full schedule here for changes and tickets. https://www.centuryhouse.org/events-of-2021/ Please...follow up EARLY for advance purchase tickets, and do NOT be alienated or sad if some events are limited. Your safety and happiness is our first priority (well...that and Historic Preservation). We were one of the only open sites during the plague and cannot wait to welcome you back!

Today is Opening Day in the Widow Jane Mine.  Join us at 1PM for a socially distant Geology Walk presented by Century Ho...
05/09/2021

Today is Opening Day in the Widow Jane Mine. Join us at 1PM for a socially distant Geology Walk presented by Century House Board Member Professor Steve Schimmrich. For an evolving list of summer events, please visit this link https://www.centuryhouse.org/events-of-2021/

Today is Opening Day in the Widow Jane Mine. Join us at 1PM for a socially distant Geology Walk presented by Century House Board Member Professor Steve Schimmrich. For an evolving list of summer events, please visit this link https://www.centuryhouse.org/events-of-2021/

The Widow Jane Mine is featured in the  Atlas Obscura Podcast. Do we think we are cool or what?!?!   Thanks to the Atlas...
03/17/2021
Podcast: Widow Jane Mine

The Widow Jane Mine is featured in the Atlas Obscura Podcast. Do we think we are cool or what?!?! Thanks to the Atlas Obscura for this honor. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/podcast-widow-jane-mine?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=67c9a1fd91-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_03_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-67c9a1fd91-63568305&mc_cid=67c9a1fd91&mc_eid=67df7a8535

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

01/30/2021
The Century House Historical Society continues to maintain the Widow Jane Mine and Snyder Estate grounds for socially di...
01/30/2021

The Century House Historical Society continues to maintain the Widow Jane Mine and Snyder Estate grounds for socially distanced hiking and self-guided touring until the mine freezes.
Open hours are from 10AM to 4PM. Self-guided tour brochures and our donation box are available at the Entrance Kiosk. The estate is free for Society members to visit. Donations are requested from non-members. Visiting and online donation information is available here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Widow Jane Mine is open for individuals and small family groups, masked and with six feet of social distancing. In the mine and on the trails, please leave room and wait for others to enter and exit.
If overcrowding, vandalism, or unhealthy behaviours are observed, the site will be closed.

The Century House Historical Society continues to maintain the Widow Jane Mine and Snyder Estate grounds for socially distanced hiking and self-guided touring until the mine freezes.
Open hours are from 10AM to 4PM. Self-guided tour brochures and our donation box are available at the Entrance Kiosk. The estate is free for Society members to visit. Donations are requested from non-members. Visiting and online donation information is available here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Widow Jane Mine is open for individuals and small family groups, masked and with six feet of social distancing. In the mine and on the trails, please leave room and wait for others to enter and exit.
If overcrowding, vandalism, or unhealthy behaviours are observed, the site will be closed.

The Widow Jane Mine will remain open 10-4 for self-guided tours until the mine freezes. It has become apparent in the pa...
11/11/2020

The Widow Jane Mine will remain open 10-4 for self-guided tours until the mine freezes. It has become apparent in the pandemic that families need a place to go outdoors and be amazed. Thank you to all who have visited the property and the donation boxes in the summer season and now in the fall. Please scroll down for further visitor information and if you missed the donation boxes, please consider contributing to the maintenance of the property online or via mail using the below address or the website link. https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Century House Historical Society at the Snyder Estate | 668 Route 213 | P.O. Box 150 | Rosendale, NY | 12472-0150
The Museum remains closed due to the pandemic. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the welcome kiosk. After the mine freezes, the site will be closed until the spring thaw.

The Widow Jane Mine will remain open 10-4 for self-guided tours until the mine freezes. It has become apparent in the pa...
11/11/2020

The Widow Jane Mine will remain open 10-4 for self-guided tours until the mine freezes. It has become apparent in the pandemic that families need a place to go outdoors and be amazed. Thank you to all who have visited the property and the donation boxes in the summer season and now in the fall. Please scroll down for further visitor information and if you missed the donation boxes, please consider contributing to the maintenance of the property online or via mail using the below address or the website link. https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The Century House Historical Society at the Snyder Estate | 668 Route 213 | P.O. Box 150 | Rosendale, NY | 12472-0150
The Museum remains closed due to the pandemic. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the welcome kiosk. After the mine freezes, the site will be closed until the spring thaw.

The grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open 10-6 today and from 1-3 PM...Widow Jane Mine Paw Patrol bandannas will be a...
10/25/2020

The grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open 10-6 today and from 1-3 PM...Widow Jane Mine Paw Patrol bandannas will be available in the welcome area for a $20.00 donation. If your 4 legged friend doesn't like wearing a bandanna, they are still welcome to join our Dog Docent patrol force. Learn more here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2615494175358318

08/09/2020

The grounds are open each day 10-6 and on Sundays 1-4, docents bring out treasures from our carriage collection and explain Rosendale Cement History. If YOUR dog wants to serve the property as a Dog Docent...visit the Group Page here and join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2615494175358318

Great news for Historical Society Members: on August 1st, the grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open to members from 1...
07/31/2020

Great news for Historical Society Members: on August 1st, the grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open to members from 10-6 each day. If you're not a member, you can join or pay your donation for a single day visit here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/
The property will be supervised by members of our new Paw Patrol! That's RIGHT...our grounds are now patrolled by dogs. And they are adorable. Our Paw Patrol Dog Docents can help you to find self guided tour maps and the Donation Boxes (located by the parking lot entry and up at the mine). We look forward to welcoming everyone back!

Great news for Historical Society Members: on August 1st, the grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open to members from 1...
07/31/2020

Great news for Historical Society Members: on August 1st, the grounds and Widow Jane Mine will be open to members from 10-6 each day. If you're not a member, you can join or pay your donation for a single day visit here https://www.centuryhouse.org/visit/ The property will be supervised by members of our new Paw Patrol!

Sad news and a request for help:  If you saw the person or persons who defaced these historic millstones in the name of ...
07/24/2020

Sad news and a request for help: If you saw the person or persons who defaced these historic millstones in the name of peace and BLM, Please message this page. Our hope to reopen the grounds 10-6 in August is still in place. See the website for the latest details www.centuryhouse.org

We are trying to open the property in August. We need your help.  We can't do that without donations. Please donate to t...
07/14/2020

We are trying to open the property in August. We need your help. We can't do that without donations. Please donate to the gofundme here https://www.centuryhouse.org/chhs-campaign-2019/ Help us open these gates! If you truly love the Widow Jane Mine...now is your chance to show it. Help us make August opening possible. Thank you!

The Widow Jane Mine and the Snyder Estate are CLOSED to the public until further notice.
05/17/2020

The Widow Jane Mine and the Snyder Estate are CLOSED to the public until further notice.

05/17/2020
The Century House Historical Society

The Widow Jane Mine and the Snyder Estate are closed until further notice.

The Snyder Estate and Widow Jane Mine are closed until further notice.

Widow Jane Mine
05/10/2020

Widow Jane Mine

The Snyder Estate is closed for safety. No entry to the property or to the mine until further notice. We hope to welcome everyone back when New York State Gathering Restrictions are lifted. For questions or concerns, please DM The Century House Historical Society

The Snyder Estate is closed for safety.  No entry to the property or to the mine until further notice. We hope to welcom...
05/10/2020

The Snyder Estate is closed for safety. No entry to the property or to the mine until further notice. We hope to welcome everyone back when New York State Gathering Restrictions are lifted. For questions or concerns, please DM The Century House Historical Society

03/22/2020

We will all be together here in the spring. And we will laugh about the toilet paper. Until then, WASH YOUR HANDS.

I know you can’t visit the Widow Jane mine for a while, and I wanted to bring it to you. So that we all can remember wha...
03/22/2020

I know you can’t visit the Widow Jane mine for a while, and I wanted to bring it to you. So that we all can remember what it is to love this place. Each of us has our own resonance with the Widow Jane. Some with concerts, some with poets, some with artists and musicians who have brought their gifts here. Each of us has our own history with the mine. Each of us is the survivor of a story no one else can ever know.

And that was the vision of our founder, Dietrich Werner. And in the Widow Jane, his vision endures. His vision was history and artists and musicians and poets and the community that belongs now to us all.

But his vision was also the miners, men who chopped out the pillars of the Widow Jane from bare rock and produced the cement that raised the buildings of Manhattan into the sky. In the early 1900s - at the dawn of the industrial age. The Rosendale Cement from their hard work and honest labor built the Brooklyn Bridge Piers and the statue of Liberty base.

These miners were men of grim brawn. With hand tools and dynamite and brute force labor, they chopped limestone from the earth. No benefits, no hospitals and only primitive doctors. When they were harmed by dynamite, harmed by falling rock, not only did they die, it hurt the whole time they were doing it.
We may think now that we are in hardship. We may think that we suffer. We may fear our job may be lost. We may fear to be displaced. We may fear the unknown.

Take courage and remember the men of grim brawn. No matter what we stand to lose, no matter what we may fear, We don’t toil 18 hours chopping and blasting rock in real hardship and in constant danger. We can be in the present and love the present we have. Because no matter what we fear, no matter what we stand to lose, when we all come out the other side of this – we lose our things only. No matter how bad that may feel, we are not sent down to the mine.

Don’t fear the unknown. There will be time enough to cry out when we are hurt.

This summer in the Widow Jane in the community each of us has shared and created, we will realize that while we were in fear - in this hardship and in this danger, we were standing at an opening door to something new and good. And we will remember Dietrich Werner and the men of grim brawn.

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668 Route 213
Rosendale, NY
12472

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(845) 658-9900

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The Widow Jane Mine at the A.J. Snyder Estate is closed until further notice. Donations are needed to fund the necessary improvements to reopen the site. If you would like to see the Widow Jane Mine reopen this summer, please visit our gofundme page here https://www.centuryhouse.org/chhs-campaign-2019/

If we raise enough money to cover the needed fencing and compliant signage, the Widow Jane Mine may reopen later this summer.

If and when the property reopens, please visit the donation box at the gate on your walk up to the mine. Suggested Donations to the Century House Historical Society are: Adults: $5 Children: $1 Family: $10 Or become a member here https://www.centuryhouse.org/the-society/membership/

Directions: Less than two hours from New York City, Rosendale is midway between New Paltz and Kingston, Exits 18 and 19 of the NYS Thruway (I-87). From Exit 18 (New Paltz) take NY 32 north to Rosendale. From Exit 19 (Kingston) take NY 209 south to Stone Ridge, then NY 213 east to Rosendale. The Snyder Estate is at 688 Route 213 on the north side of Route 213, a mile west of the village.

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Earlier today my friend and I were in the mine when a group of people came in after us. We were taking some photos and video when a man in the group began singing. We don't know who you are, but this was magical for us, especially with the thunder in the background. We want to thank you!
Are dogs allowed?
Dawn Marie Krewson
Ralph Iannone this place looks dope we should go explore it!