Last week, the Columbia County Historians group unveiled a new website devoted to Columbia County history. The website can be found at historian.columbiacountyny.com.
The website aims to encompass everything of significance relating to the history of the county and its many localities. It includes links to some thirty-five municipal historians, historical societies, and other historical organizations active in the county, as well as links to historic sites open to the public, libraries, museums, and other resources for the study of local and county history.
An important feature of the website is a detailed county map showing the location of historic sites and markers, with descriptions. The sites range from well-known public attractions to many lesser-known local landmarks. The map is an ongoing project, and more sites are being continually added.
In 2018. under the leadership of Austerlitz Town Historian Tom Moreland, more than fifty municipal historians, citizen historians and historical societies and organizations formed the Columbia County Historians to share information about individual town projects and pursue collaborations of mutual interest. This became the impetus to create the website and the historic sites map. . . .
Columbia County Historians welcomes the active involvement of residents interested in Columbia County history. For more information, contact Tom Moreland at firstname.lastname@example.org.