Historian Contact Info

  • Tom Moreland

  • Historian
  • phone icon (518) 392-7207
  • fax icon (518) 392-9350
  • email icon Email
  • home icon PO Box 238
  •       Spencertown, NY 12165
  • Office Hours

  • By Appointment

 Town Historian Tom Moreland is available by email (link above) or phone (518-392-7207) to answer inquiries concerning any aspect of Austerlitz history, including genealogical questions. He is also interested in receiving for the Town any information, documents, photographs or artifacts pertaining to Austerlitz history or any of its prior residents.

    The Austerlitz Historical Society, located at Old Austerlitz on Route 22 in Austerlitz, maintains a reference library for the study of local history. To make arrangements to visit the library call the Society's director, Anne Cipkowski, at 518-392-0062.  

   This page contains a short history of Austerlitz excerpted from the fuller history written by Tom Moreland as part of The Old Houses of Austerlitz, a book published in 2018 by the Historical Society. That book, available from the Society, also contains individual histories of each of the 168 houses and other existing buildings in Austerlitz that were constructed between the 1760s and 1888. 

   Coming attraction: the old town hall on Route 203 in Spencertown will be converted this year into an historian's office. That office will also contain exhibits, both permanent and rotating, concerning Austerlitz history. Anyone with suggestions concerning such exhibits, or interested in donating or loaning materials for such exhibits, is encouraged to contact the historian.