Winter Series: Rosendale

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Winter Series: Rosendale

Sun, January 26, 20202:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for the next program in our inaugural Winter Series for a book signing of "Rosendale" with author Gilberto Villahermosa and a presentation about the history of the town. 

Author Gilberto Villahermosa will present on Rosendale, a book in the Postcard History Series. Founded in 1680 by Jacob Rutsen, Rosendale was a quiet hamlet until 1825, when natural cement was discovered, giving rise to one of the largest industries in Ulster County and New York State. At its peak, Rosendale’s cement industry produced 10 million barrels of natural cement a year, employing 5,000 miners in more than a dozen mines. The D&H Canal was a main form of transport for Rosendale cement and other materials to the Hudson. Book signing will follow the presentation. 

Admission $5 per person, free for members. Books will be available for purchase. More information about the book can be found on