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On Saturday and Sunday, November 13th and 14th, the Austerlitz Historical Society presents the annual Holiday House & Shop. Let all the stress of the past year go and come and jump into the holiday spirit!

The historic Morey-Devereaux House will be open with the period rooms decorated for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guest decorators have each taken on a room and the results are truly wonderful–some of the decorations are available for purchase.

The house will also host a bake sale and the famous soup kitchen, with a wide assortment of delicious homemade soups available for easy takeout. While perusing the house to enjoy the decorations (and get a few ideas) you will notice that there are items for sale — don’t forget to check-out the beautiful cards and Advent calendars imported from England.

Additionally, the historic Harvey House, which houses The Shop at Old Austerlitz, will be open with all sorts of bargains and new holiday treats, everything from historic toys, antiques, jewelry, and art. It is the perfect spot to pick-up those unusual and unique gifts.

Admission is free and all purchases benefit the ongoing programs and maintenance of the society.

The Holiday House & Shop will be open on Saturday, November 13th from 10am until 4pm, and on Sunday, November 14th from 12 Noon until 4pm. Old Austerlitz is located at 11550 State Route 22, in the hamlet of Austerlitz.

Current Events

Book Club Meets at the Historical Society

A group of book lovers have begun to meet every 5 weeks in the Morey Devereaux house. The readers come together to share tasty sweets, coffee and teas as they discuss the chosen selection .Please email Anne at [email protected] if you are interested joining us.

Current Events Past Holiday Events

Holiday Open House

On December 1st from 1-4 pm the Austerlitz Historical Society will open it’s doors and celebrate the season . The Morey Devereaux House will be decorated for the holidays with fires lit and refreshments served . As a thank you to all our members and volunteers, we will have wreath making in the barn (reservations needed for wreath making) and The Gift Shop will be open,  offering a 10% discount to all members and volunteers. All are welcome to stop by for a visit and stroll through our unique gift shop.

Austerlitz Historical Society- 518-392-1667 or [email protected].