Municipal Historians

Columbia County Historian  
William J. Better
560 Warren Street, Hudson, NY  518 821 3070

Columbia County Town and Village Historians

Town of Ancram
Robin Massa
Deputy Historian: Clara Van Tassel
Click here for Ancram Historian Page 

Town of Austerlitz
Thomas H. Moreland
PO Box 237
Spencertown, NY 12165
Click here for Austerlitz Historian Page 

Town of Canaan
Doris J. Gearing
11 Real View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060
Click here for Canaan Historian Page

Village of Chatham

Currently Vacant

Town of Claverack
Jeane LaPorta
Click here for Claverack History Page 

Town of Clermont
Dawn Brownson
PO Box 104
Livingston, NY 12541
Click here for Clermont History Page

Town of Copake
Howard Blue

Copake Town Hall

230 Mountain View Rd.

Copake, NY 12516

518-329-1234 Ext. 2
Click here for Copake History Page

Town of Gallatin
Louisa Ruby
Deputy Historian: Sarah Lock
Click here for Gallatin History Page 

Town of Germantown

Thomas Shannon

*NYS Registered Historian
1767 Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave.
Germantown, NY 12526
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Town of Ghent
Gregg Berninger
PO Box 98
Ghent, NY 12075
Click here for Ghent History Page

Town of Greenport
Contact Greenport Historical Society
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Town of Hillsdale
Chris Atkins &
Lauren Letellier
Click here for Hillsdale History Page

Town of Kinderhook
William  Better
Click here for Kinderhook History Page

Village of Kinderhook
Kate Johnson
PO Box 472
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Click here for Kinderhook Village History Page

Town of Livingston
Joe Gatti
Deputy Historians:
Vincent Dicks &
Mike Sofokles
167 County Rt. 19
Hudson, NY 12534
Click here for Livingston History Page

Town of New Lebanon
Elizabeth Sheffer-Winig
Town Hall
14755 Rt. 22 North
Lebanon Springs, NY 12125
Click here for New Lebanon History Page 

Village of Philmont
Shawn Jennings
Click here for Philmont Village History Page 

Town of Stockport
Viola Vandenburgh
Click here for Stockport History Page

Town of Stuyvesant
Juanita Knott
Deputy Historian: Catherine Knott
*NYS Registered Historian
142 Summerset Road
Stuyvesant, NY 12173

Click here for Stuyvesant History Page

Town of Taghkanic
Nancy Griffith
573 Route 15
Elizaville, NY 12523
Click here for Taghkanic History Page

Village of Valatie
Dominick Lizzi
PO Box 542
Valatie, NY 12184
Click here for Valatie Village History Page