Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rosendale Cement geology walk

For those of you who are local to the Ulster County area...

Have you ever wondered about those mines and kilns you see in the woods on the sides of the road between the towns of Rosendale and Kingston?

Want to learn more about their original purpose and history?

Are you familiar with the Delaware & Hudson (D & H) Canal?  Did you know that it's intimately associated with the 19th century Rosendale Cement industry?
Would you like to enter a room and pillar cement mine with a geologist who will explain what you're looking at (in layman's terms)?

Are you interested in how those rocks formed some 420 million years ago and what makes them special?

Did you know there are fossil coral reefs throughout our local area?

Did you know Rosendale Cement was once nationally famous?

Join me on Sunday, May 8 at 1:00 pm for a family-friendly geology walk at the Century House Historical Society in Rosendale, NY.  We'll see some kilns, remnants of the D&H Canal, coral fossils in outcrop, and go inside of the Widow Jane Mine.

A suggested $5 donation supports the all-volunteer, tax-deductible work of the Society in preserving the mine and grounds of the A.J. Snyder Estate historical property.