The Society is supported by memberships, fundraising events and programs, the sale of calendars, the annual raffle of an antique quilt, and by contributions. The Society invites you to consider tax-deductible gifts and bequests. JOIN ONLINE using the form below or DONATE on our home page.

To join or to make a tax-deductible

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We publish a quarterly newsletter, “The Times of Old Austerlitz.”  The newsletter includes membership updates, a message from the President of the historical society, upcoming news and events and interesting stories about the history of Austerlitz and our area. We invite you to read some of the newsletters listed below and

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Quarterly Programs

Our 2018 Quarterly Programs are scheduled for the following Sundays at 2:00pm:


February 18th:

Join Historian Thomas Moreland and Jere Wrightsman as they discuss the history of Austerlitz in 1818 and the plans for the upcoming 2018 Bicentennial Celebration.

In the Harvey House


May 6th: Presentation details to be announced

In the Harvey House at Old Austerlitz


August 19th:  Annual Meeting  -Presentation details to be announced

In the Morey-Devereaux Barn at Old Austerlitz



The November Quarterly Meeting will now be part of our Holiday Gathering —Date to be announced.

In the Morey-Devereaux House at Old Austerlitz

“Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Join us at the Morey-Devereaux House on (TBD) from 2 to 5 pm for a holiday gathering to celebrate the contributions of our wonderful members and volunteers.


Each quarter, we present a program or speaker that is designed to inform or educate the public on a variety of topics.  Some of our past programs have been on schoolhouses across America; quilting; the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society; the notorious Austerlitz cannibal, Oscar Beckwith; barns of New York State; Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman; the “Hidden History of Columbia County;” the Dutch influence on the American kitchen; and, housing styles of homes found in Columbia County.

These gatherings on the grounds of Old Austerlitz are free and everyone is welcome. Mark your calendars. Before the program, there is a brief business meeting.  Refreshments are served at the end of the program.

Click HERE to read about past quarterly programs

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