Loom restoration in progress


Last Wednesday, Jack Sobon gave his first of three talks on The Hidden Secrets of Your House and Buildings. Jack is a very good speaker and the feedback was amazing. If you would like to join the next talks on April 21st & April 28thsign up HERE. The talks are free and easy to join.


May 1st is the opening day of our first art gallery show of the season. We still need a gallery assistant, for most Saturdays, 12-4PM, May – September. The pay is $15 per hour and we will train you. We also need a few volunteers for fill-in dates. If you are interested please contact Ryan at [email protected]
Museum docents and shop attendants are needed on the main campus for our summer season (June through August). Old Austerlitz will be open Saturdays & Sundays from 12noon till 4pm. The pay is $15 per hour. Again, we also need a number of volunteers for fill-in dates. If you are interested please contact Jeff at [email protected].


Old Austerlitz will hold a Barn Sale on Saturday May 22nd, 2021, 9am – 3pm. Everything must go, so there will be some very good bargains.
If you would like to donate items, you can drop them off at the Morey-Devereaux Barn (the large barn) Saturday May 1st from 12noon till 2pm, or Saturday May 15th from 12noon till 2pm.Items that sell well include: antiques and vintage items, jewelry, small antique/vintage tables and chairs, vintage garden items.
Items that do not sell well (and therefore we do not accept) include: appliances, electronics, books, CDs, stuffed animals, clothing, shoes, large furniture.

The Festivals

Due to the ongoing restrictions and the limitations as to the amount of people we can have on our property, The Blueberry Festival has once again been cancelled for 2021. Instead, we will host smaller events this season (the Barn Sale being the first).
We are very hopeful that with more and more people getting their vaccine shots we will be able to hold our festival in the fall. We will expand this festival and the theme will be WILD AUSTERLITZ: Autumn in Austerlitz. The “Wild” refers to nature appreciation, hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, bicycling, birdwatching, archery, traditional crafts, etc. If your club, organization, or business would like to participate, please contact Margaret Hover at [email protected]


As you can imagine, fundraising remains a real challenge this year, but we want to keep our momentum going. Please remember to renew your membership this year when you receive your renewal notice. If you are not a member, you can join us HERE.
Donations, above and beyond membership dues, keep us going. Donations make it possible for us to acquire artifacts, produce exhibits, present educational programs, maintain our buildings and grounds, and underwrite our special events. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.
You can mail a check to: Austerlitz Historical Society, PO Box 144, Austerlitz, NY 12017 or, if you prefer, you can donate online: DONATIONS
We thank you for your generous support.