Welcome to the Austerlitz Historical Society. We are an educational non-profit community organization founded in 1988. Our mission is: to preserve, protect and interpret the history of Austerlitz. Our efforts will be devoted to safeguarding our heritage, fostering civic pride, and promoting the Town’s historic resources.
In addition to the exciting programs we are working on for 2017, we offer a full calendar of events and programs year-round, a quarterly newsletter, and a growing museum site, Old Austerlitz, where artifacts, photos and memorabilia relating to the Town are being collected and preserved, along with a collection of 18th and 19th century buildings. These buildings augment the original one-room schoolhouse (c.1818) and 1850s church on the opposite side of State Route 22.
Check our NEWS section for past newsletters and other events and information. Please visit often as we post more updates to our site.
Austerlitz, first settled in the mid 1750’s, is a small, rural town along the Taconic Mountain range approximately 40 miles south of Albany, our State Capital. Residents enjoy rural character, scenic vistas, abundant wildlife, low housing density, slow growth, historic structures and spirit of basic freedom and independence that has been present for generations. Read more about the Town of Austerlitz by clicking HERE