Rosendale Waxworks, 415 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472
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Rosendale is a left-over from the first
First, a very early canal came through.
Then cement was found, right where the town is now.
For a while, Rosendale produced half the US’s cement.
Then, a little over a century ago, the town went to sleep.
Main Street hasn’t changed much since then.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN ROSENDALE:
An old-fashioned Main Street.
Shopping like it was before malls.
A wonderful variety of restaurants.
A community-run movie theatre in a century-old building.
Beautiful walks in and around town.
Beautiful country all around.
It’s how America used to feel, how it still feels best today.
Rosendale is one of the Hudson Valley’s gems. Nearby are towns
High Falls and Stone Ridge. North is Kingston, the original
State capital, to the South is New Paltz. The area is a hotbed
of hospitality. Come, visit us, then stroll around the town.
Walks around town
Above, the view from Shaun’s Foundry window, looking
across Main Street.
Below, Rosendale is known for its festivals.
Below and left, Rosendale is a wonderful walking town,
combining town and country views.
“MULES--Canal 1820s. MUSCLES--Cement
1880s. MAKERS--2000s.” The history of this
remarkable town, in a few words.
In 2019 a small group of us on Main Street got
together to plan a “Maker-ramma.” The pandemic cut
our plans short, but the idea remains, to celebrate the
town’s history as a community of movers and
shakers, or “makers.”
Today that means all the artists and craftpeople who
live and around town. Nearby is the Womens Studio
Workshop, which has for over 30 years been
providing hopitatility and opportunities for art practice
to visitors nationally and internationally.
You can celebrate Rosendale’s rich history by lighting
this celebration candle in your own home.