Coldengham Preservation & Historical Society

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Colden Mansion

The History of the Coldens and the Colden Mansion   Feb 25, 2016

Mission Statement

To raise public awareness and promote the appreciation of the history and legacy of Cadwallader Colden, Lieutenant Governor of Provincial New York, and family.
To develop the Colden Mansion Ruins site into a heritage park through preservation of the natural and build environment including Colden Mansion ruins, Colden Family Cemetery and Colden Canal.

Photo compliments of William and John Crabtree of Montgomery

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Announcing the fourth Annual “ Colden Day” at the Ruins on Sunday April 24, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm. It will be held at the site of the Colden Mansion at the corner of Stone Castle Road and Rt. 17K in Coldenham, NY. (Rain date is Sun. May 1) The public is invited to celebrate the establishment of the Society by joining our membership list.

 Free tours of the stabilized ruins will be conducted by Historians Suzanne Isaksen and Robert Williams. Under-the-tent  displays will include the mansion photo time-line, the Colden family and other occupants, the Colden Cemetery, Jane Colden’s “Native Plant Sanctuary “ bulletin and plant samples, Colden Family descendents, and the natural history of the site. For more information send an email to:

Copyright � 2010 Colden Preservation & Historical Society

Harold Van Aken
8 Malloy rd.
Wallkill, NY 12589

Phone: 845-895-3321
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