2008 Historical Cemetery Walk

Just in time for the season of ghosts and ghouls, the Austerlitz Historical Society invites you to “Shadows from the Past: A Historical Cemetery Walk” on Saturday October 18th. Participants will gather on the Spencertown Green at 4:30pm (in front of St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church). There will be cider and donuts, then participants will follow a ghostly guide on a stroll the the Cemetery. Along the way they will meet the “shadows” of some illustrious residents of the Town of Austerlitz in years gone by and learn first hand about their lives and deeds. The event will also introduce the Society’s 2009 calendar, which features stories of some of the local forbears along with photographs of their homes and the gravesites where they now repose. Who knows…. you may meet some of those very people on the cemetery stroll. Admission to this intriguing event is by a voluntary donation to benefit both the preservation of the pre-revolutionary war church by the Friends of St. Peters and the Austerlitz Cemetery Preservation...
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May 20th 2012 Quarterly Program – Rundell Family

A description and display of recent additions to the archives of the Austerlitz Historical Society will be the centerpiece of a gathering on Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm in Old Austerlitz. The major part of the collection–generously donated to the Society by the family of Helen Mesick Rundell of Spencertown includes hand-written diaries, business ledgers, personal letters, receipts, wills, patent certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents of the nineteenth century. A large family tree and other materials trace the history of the Rundell, Mesick, Griswold and Deming families who have many descendents and other relatives still living in Spencertown, Austerlitz and the surrounding area. The quarterly gathering of the AHS will take place at the Harvey House on the grounds of Old Austerlitz on Route 22, one mile south of the intersection with Route 203. The presentation of historic documents will be followed by a very brief business meeting. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend! The Austerlitz Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the area. For more information, check the website at oldausterlitz.org, send an email to oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net, or call...
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May 19th 2012 Bob Herron’s 85th Birthday

View the flyer by clicking HERE What: DVD Premiere and Bob’s 85th Birthday Party When: Saturday, May 19th 4:00pm to 6:00pm Where: Morey-Devereaux House @ Old Austerlitz Village Attire: Don your fanciest outfit as the media will surely be out in full force! Donation: $20 per person Your $20 contribution includes delicious treats, fine beverages, and a DVD to take home. This is a great opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors and celebrate Bob in “his house.” Please call (518) 392-0062 or click {encode=”oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net” title=”Party Reservation”} to reserve your place. Bring your friends...
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