Municipal Historians


Columbia County Historian
William J. Better
PO Box 406, Kinderhook, NY 12106 518-758-1511
william.better@columbiacountyny.com

Columbia County Town and Village Historians

Town of Ancram
Robin Massa
TownHistorian@townofancram.org
Assistant Historian: Clara Van Tassel
Click here for Ancram Historian Page

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

Town of Canaan
Doris J. Gearing
11 Real View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060
518-392-5704
Historian@canaannewyork.org
Click here for Canaan Historian Page

Town of Chatham
Richard Dorsey, Esq.
518-758-7511
RJDorsey@gmail.com
Click here for Chatham History Page

Village of Chatham

Currently Vacant

Town of Claverack
Jeane LaPorta
518-755-3411
jlaporta@hotmail.com
Click here for Claverack History Page

Town of Clermont
Dawn Brownson
PO Box 104
Livingston, NY 12541
518-537-6272
HistorianClermontNY@gmail.com
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

Copaketownhistorian@gmail.com
Click here for Copake History Page

Town of Germantown
Thomas Shannon
1767 Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave.
Germantown, NY 12526
518-537-3600
Cell: 518-822-7908
GermantownHistory@gmail.com
Click here for Germantown History Page

Town of Ghent
Gregg Berninger
PO Box 98
Ghent, NY 12075
518-758-2692
Historian@TownofGhent.org
Click here for Ghent History Page

Town of Greenport
Contact Greenport Historical Society
info@greenporthistoricalny.org
Click here for Greenport History Page

Town of Hillsdale
Chris Atkins &
Lauren Letellier
HillsdaleHistorians@gmail.com
Click here for Hillsdale History Page

City of Hudson
Patricia Fenoff
4 Lucille Drive
Hudson, NY 12534
518-828-0034
CityHistorian@CityofHudson.org
Click here for Hudson History Page

Town of Kinderhook
William Better
518-758-1511
Click here for Kinderhook History Page

Village of Kinderhook
Kate Johnson
PO Box 472
Kinderhook, NY 12106
518-729-1954
HistorianKinderhook@gmail.com
Click here for Kinderhook Village History Page

Town of Livingston
Joe Gatti
Vincent Dicks, Deputy Historian
167 County Rt. 19
Hudson, NY 12534
518-828-3442
LivingstonHistoryBarn@hotmail.com
Click here for Livingston History Page

Town of New Lebanon
Elizabeth Sheffer-Winig
Town Hall
14755 Rt. 22 North
Lebanon Springs, NY 12125
518-794-8880
Historian@TownofNewLebanon.com
Click here for New Lebanon History Page

Village of Philmont
Shawn Jennings
518-965-1015
Jennings_shawn@yahoo.com
Click here for Philmont Village History Page


Town of Stockport
Viola Vandenburgh
Click here for Stockport History Page


Town of Stuyvesant
Juanita Knott
*NYS Registered Historian
142 Summerset Road
Stuyvesant, NY 12173
518-758-6752
juanita.s.knott@gmail.com
Click here for Stuyvesant History Page

Town of Taghkanic
Nancy Griffith
573 Route 15
Elizaville, NY 12523
518-851-7349
Click here for Taghkanic History Page

Village of Valatie
Dominick Lizzi
PO Box 542
Valatie, NY 12184
518-758-1656
DominickLizzi@gmail.com
Click here for Valatie Village History Page