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Coldengham Preservation and Historic Society

                                 Joan Buck Smith, Vice President


    Announcing the third Annual “ Colden Day” at the Ruins on Sunday April 26, 2015 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 3) The public is invited to celebrate the establishment of the Society by joining our membership list.

Our Mission Statement: to raise the public awareness and promote the appreciation of the history and legacy of Cadwallader Colden, Lt, Gov. of Provincial New York, and family;  To develop the Colden Mansion Ruins site into a heritage park, through preservation of the natural and built environment including Colden Mansion Ruins, Colden Family Cemetery and Colden Canal. We have received our charter from the New York State Education Department.

 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 go to the website: Or send an email to