Rensselaerville Historical Society

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


In 1975 the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve sold the Rensselaerville Grist Mill to the Rensselaerville Historical Society for $1. The Historical Society uses the Grist Mill as a museum of the town’s early history and volunteers conduct free tours of the mill for visitors on Saturday afternoons and on Wednesdays during the summer season and by appointment at other times. It is closed in winter. The Historical Society also preserves a growing town archive and genealogy collection in the Louise Keppie Research Room which is housed in the one-story wing of the mill. Researchers can e-mail Historical Society members for help at any time during the year at

(Additional information on the Society to be written by Pam Molle)

Rensselaerville Pilot Scanning Project

Rensselaerville Grist Mill