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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].

Past Holiday Events

2017 Holiday Gathering – Dec. 3rd

“Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Join us at the Morey-Devereaux House on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 5 pm for a holiday gathering to celebrate the contributions of our wonderful members and volunteers.

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry! – Holiday Celebration

As our final meeting of the year – and as a special thank you to our members and volunteers – we invite you to join us for a Yuletide/Holiday Celebration in the Morey-Devereaux House on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th – open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Stop by and enjoy mulled cider, wine, sweet and savory treats, beautiful decorations, live holiday music, and some special giveaways!  The hearth fire will be burning in the old kitchen, filling the house with the warmth and scents of the season

And, in case you missed them, take a peek at our two displays: “Linen & Wool” and “Curious Kitchen Items.”

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2015 Annual HOLIDAY SING

Come and join us on the first Sunday of December…


to usher in the holiday season!

Sunday, December 6th

2:00 to 4:00pm

In the Old Church

The Old Church on Route 22 will be festively decorated and ready for music, songs, carols, tales, and treats.

We welcome all our neighbors and friends to celebrate with us.  Get those vocal chords tuned up… and bring your appetite for homemade baked goods and refreshments.

Free and open to the public.



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Sunday, December 14th 2014: Our Annual Holiday Sing


Sunday, December 14th:  Our Annual Holiday Sing

Our 22nd HOLIDAY SING on Sunday, December 14th has been CANCELLED.


Unfortunately, the snow accumulation on the side of Route 22 in front of the Old Church makes it impossible for AHS to provide adequate parking accommodations for our guests.  It was decided — with your safety in mind — to cancel the event.

If you know of anyone who was planning to attend, kindly let them know of the cancellation.  Thanks.

Join us in 2015 with double the enthusiasm.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy Holiday Season!


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2013 Holiday Events

There are many upcoming events for the holiday season in our community. The “Deck The Halls” celebrations and events will happen on Friday December 6th, Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th. Please click Events Website for a complete list.

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2012 Holiday Events

Raise Your Voices with Us and Spread the Holiday Cheer!

The AHS Annual Holiday Sing will take place at the church in Austerlitz on Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. The church will be decorated and the refreshments will be wonderful, as always. We’ll sing some holiday tunes, listen to holiday stories, greet our neighbors and get ourselves ready for the season. Please join us and bring a friend!

Our Holiday Sing is part of a whole series of events happening in the Spencertown/Austerlitz Community on December 7th through December 9th. Here are some other events (or check out the website at

Ongoing events include:
The Decorate Your Doorway contest by Friends of Historic St. Peter’s
Handmade Holiday Pop-up store at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

Friday December 7th
5:30pm – Caroling in the hamlet of Spencertown (meet at the firehouse by 5:30)
6:30pm – Tree lighting ceremony on the Village Green followed by refreshments at the Town Hall.

Saturday December 8th
9am to 3pm – St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar

Sunday December 9th
8:30am to 11am – Breakfast with Santa at the Spencertown Firehouse
12pm – 3pm – Gingerbread house workshop at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center
2pm – Austerlitz Historical Society Holiday Sing at historic Austerlitz Church

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2011 Holiday Events

Sunday December 4th: Holiday Sing/Community Social 2pm
The annual AHS Holiday Sing will take place at 2:00 PM Sunday December 4th at the Austerlitz Church on Route 22 in Austerlitz. Come join your neighbors for holiday caroling and refreshments. Door prizes too!
In the event of inclement weather, we may be forced to cancel or move the location of the event. We will make that decision by 10AM Sunday morning. We will send out an email message as well as post an updated message on the voicemail at the Society office at 392-0062. If there is a concern, please check the message before heading out to the Church.

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2010 Holiday Events

The Austerlitz Historical Society’s Annual Holiday sing featuring favorite holiday songs will be held at the Spencertown Academy on Sunday, December 5. The event will include activities and entertainment for all ages.

Families with children won’t want to miss the live performance of “A Winter Sunday Afternoon in Austerlitz, 1830 to 1850.” Beginning at 1 pm, the show dramatizes how family life has changed in 150 years. It will be an interactive experience, with children in the audience invited to join the actors in various parlor games and singing.

At 2 o’clock, everyone will gather around the grand piano in the second floor auditorium to sing or just enjoy listening to traditional holiday carols, including Hanukkah songs. Singers will be accompanied by Pat O’Shea on the piano and Stephanie Tyski on the violin. The program will also include a reading of a Christmas story.

Refreshments, including a variety of holiday cookies and other treats, cider and coffee, will follow. Admission to both events is free and open to the public

Participants will also be invited to get a head start on their shopping by visiting the Spencertown Academy’s Handmade Holiday Gift Shop in the main floor galleries. Specialty items created by more than 30 local artisans will be available. These range from ceramics to hand-painted scarves, from jewelry to homemade chutney, from children’s toys to quilted handbags. New this year, an assortment of floral centerpieces and ornamental greens for holiday decorating will be for sale. Contact the Society at 518-392-0062 for more information.