AHS Receives Columbia County Heritage Award

The Austerlitz Historical Society is the proud recipient of a 2008 Columbia County Heritage Award. The award is given by the Columbia County Historical Society in honor of our extraordinary accomplishments in preserving the Town’s history.

The award to the Austerlitz Historical Society was accepted by the Society’s Vice President, Denise Dunne. The award noted that although the Society has no paid staff, we continuously offer consistently high-quality programs and that we have set some very high goals; goals that we are well suited to meet entirely on volunteer support.

The Columbia County Historical Society recognized the Austerlitz Historical Society, the Red Rock Historical Society, Peter Stott, and Priscilla Frisbee. “The unifying theme in this year’s awards is volunteerism, the societies and individuals honored today are inspirational role models for others in the county,” remarked Board President Russell Pomeranz.