E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society

E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society Welcome to the E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society founded in 2001, and opened to the public on September 25, 2005. The E.O. Austin Home is a museum dedicated to the history of Austin and the surrounding areas.

You can learn more about the history of; The 1911 Austin flood, health care, logging and farming, our military, and many other areas. Our two story museum houses over 1,700 square feet and is comprised of thousands of artifacts. Each one with a different story and history all their own. Please take some time to view our website and photo gallery, but understand that the best way to learn about the E.O. Austin Home is to visit the museum and take a tour.


All of us at the Historical Society want to thank everyone who helped make our 15th Dinner Auction such a success. This has been a major fundraiser for our organization and we truly appreciate the hard work from our board of directors, historical society members, community members, local businesses, schools, and other organizations, and especially all our dedicated volunteers! You are all so important to the future of the museum and Austin's legacy.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!


It's that time again...

The E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society will be hosting our annual dinner auction on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Coudersport American Legion. Tickets are $25 each and are available to be purchased at the museum or from any members of the board of directors. Only 135 tickets available, get them while you can.
This is a major fundraiser for our organization. It helps contribute to scholarships, community beautification projects, along with museum upkeep costs.
We are currently accepting donations for the verbal & silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Monetary donations are a great help as well.
If you would like to help, stop by the museum during normal hours, call the museum at 814-647-8358, or call Ron at 814-647-8650. Pick up of donations can be arranged.


The museum will be closing for the holidays beginning tomorrow, Monday, December 19th, and will remain closed until Monday, January 2nd.
All of us here at the Historical Society wish you all a wonderful holiday season! πŸŽ„ See you next year! 😊


Starting today (November 1, 2016) we will be operating under our winter hours. We will be closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays, but we will still be open Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, as always, we are willing to open anytime by appointment. Thank you! πŸƒπŸβ„


πŸ’€Join us tonight at 6:00 pm on the front porch at the museum! 😈 We'll be handing out treats for the trick or treaters. πŸ‘» Everyone have a safe and happy Halloween!! πŸŽƒ


Austin History & Pride Days/Fall Festival is almost here! Join us Saturday September 24th & Sunday September 25th!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Saturday the 24th,
8:30am: 5k Duffee Scholarship Run at Austin School
12:00pm-4:00pm: Austin Dam Memorial Park & E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society Museum will both be open
7:00pm-11:00pm: Austin Alumni Reunion Banquet at the Cock-Eyed Cricket

Sunday the 25th,
10:30am: Nondenominational church service followed by a free community picnic (dishes welcome) located on the town square
12:00pm-3:00pm: (Fall Fest) Museum tours, farmers market, antique car display & rides (weather permitting), apple cider pressing, ice cream social, various games & vendors, and more!!

πŸ‚πŸƒπŸWe hope to see you there!πŸπŸƒπŸ‚


After some technical difficulties, our website has been updated. Our contact information is all up to date and where it should be!


Dinner Auction tickets are now on sale! This year, tickets are $25 each, and there are a limited number available so get them while you can! This year's Dinner Auction will be Wednesday, March 9th at the Legion in Coudersport. We also have a menu change this year, and will be serving your choice of stuffed pork chops or chicken cordon bleu.


❄Happy Holidays❄
-From all of us at the E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Historical Society and have a safe holiday weekend!


Our regular monthly meeting will be this Thursday, November 5th, at 7:00pm, at the museum. Anyone is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Look, our very own Ron Ebbert!We are so proud to be involved with the CFTT! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=...
CFTT dinner

Look, our very own Ron Ebbert!
We are so proud to be involved with the CFTT!

Winners of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers’ grant drawing were, front row kneeling: Cathy Bowers, Ron Ebbert and. Andy Dubots. Back row, standing: Nancy Smail, Gene Kosa, Donna Lehman, Benjamin Olney, Michelle Mather, Bob Cross, Steve Erway and Dale Anderson. Each chose a Potter County nonprofit to receive $500.


We will be handing out treats on the Museum's front porch on Halloween. Times are tentative, but most likely it will be around 6:00pm until we're out of treats. Stop down and see us and have a happy and safe Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ


✳ New Winter Hours! ✳
From November until May, the museum will be closed on Wednesdays. We will still be open Mondays & Fridays 1-4pm, Thursdays 4-7pm, and Saturdays noon-4pm. And you can always call ahead for special appointments!


🍁 It's Fall Festival time in Austin! 🍁
There's lots going on in town and at the Dam Park this weekend. Join us tomorrow from noon until 4:00pm on the square. We will be selling popcorn & ice cream, and we're having a fundraising yard sale. The museum will be open so stop down and see us. We hope to see you there! 😊


We're on to our next fundraiser... the historical society is working on plans for a rummage sale during the fall festival at the end of September. So keep in mind, if you're looking to get rid of any gently used clothing, furniture, etc. we will gladly accept donations and will keep you posted on when we can take them, and where you can drop them off. Thanks!


Join us this Thursday for our monthly meeting at the museum at 7:00pm. Come see what's new at the museum and what we have in store this summer.


Austin's Memorial Day Services will be held tomorrow at 11:00am on the Town Square. The museum will be open so come check out our extensive military display featuring items from local veterans. We hope to see you there!


A quick reminder: Our monthly meeting will be held this Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm at the museum. All are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!


We would like to thank everyone that made it out to the Dinner Auction on Wednesday! We had some beautiful weather ...a welcomed change from last year! We had a wonderful turnout, and we are truly grateful to all that helped make this event such a great success!


Only 2 weeks left until the Dinner Auction!! We're almost out of tickets so get them while you can. Stop in at the museum or get ahold of any board member if you'd like one.
For those of you interested in donating items for the verbal auction, silent auction, or the raffle, please have donations in by March 6th so we can be sure to get it listed in the program. Any donations can be dropped off at the museum during business hours or you can give us a call to come and pick it up.
We appreciate all the support toward making this such a wonderful event. Hope to see you there!
And keep your fingers crossed that the weather will be a little better this year!


It's that time of year again... Our annual Dinner Auction Fundraiser is right around the corner! This year it will be held Wednesday, March 11th, at the American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. Tickets are still available (but selling fast!) and you can purchase your ticket from any board member, or just stop by the museum. Tickets are $20 each and includes your choice of roast beef or chicken breast for dinner. Cocktails start at 6:00 pm and dinner is at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

We are also still accepting donations for the event. If you are interested in donating you can drop off at the museum during our regular hours or call us and schedule a pick up. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!!


Join us at the Museum on Monday August 18th at 1:00pm... We'll be playing a movie for the kids! Free soda and popcorn is available for our little visitors. If you want to know what movie we'll be showing, you'll have to come by. We hope to see you there!


On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society will again host our annual dinner auction at the American Legion Post 192 at 2 Buffalo St. in Coudersport.

This auction is our major fundraiser and we are asking businesses, craftsmen, artists, collectors, and area citizens for contributions As always, we are looking for good quality so that we may offer desirable items for our auctions, raffles, and door prizes.

Donations may be dropped off at Northwest Savings Bank, 21 Turner St. in Austin or at the museum, 1 Town Square. You may also call (814) 647-8650 or (814) 647-8448 to have it picked up. We would like all donations to be in by March 10th to be listed in the dinner booklet.

Only 135 tickets will be sold at our regular price of $20.00 per person, with the choice of roast beef or stuffed chicken breast. If you would like tickets, you may purchase them from any committee person or by calling either number above.

Thank you all for your support!


The museum will be closed this Thursday for Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday!


Happy Veteran's Day! Be sure to stop in at the museum this week and check out our military room paying homage to all the veterans of the Austin area.


Congratulations to the winners of the Handmade Afghan Raffle. Kathy Kosko from Corry, PA and Shirley Eckenrode from Dallastown, PA.


A big thank you to all that came out this weekend for the festivities in Austin. Our monument dedication at the Dam Park was a great success and it was wonderful to see such support from the community. And how about that beautiful fall weather!!


Join us this weekend for the Austin History & Pride Festival. Tomorrow at 2:00pm will be the monument dedication ceremony at the Austin Dam Memorial Park with special guest, author Paul Heimel. We'll also hear from our very own Ron Ebbert and Tracie Gordnier from Austin Dam Memorial Association. There will also be live music and a reception with refreshments will follow at the park pavilion.

Other activities this Saturday during Austin History and Pride Festival include the Duffee 5K Scholarship Run and the Austin Alumni Scholarship Banquet.

On Sunday, there will be a Fall Festival from 11 to 3 at the Town Square. Activities include an ice cream social, bicycle-built-for-two tours, alpacas, pumpkin painting, face painting, and tours of the museum.

We hope to see you there!!


This Saturday, September 28th, join us at the dam at 2:00pm for a monument dedication ceremony in honor of the victims of the flood of 1911.


Happy Labor Day! Stop down at the museum, we are open today until 4pm.

The Austin Dam Show is this Friday & Saturday, for more details about this year's show visit www.damshow.com, and if you...
The Dam Show

The Austin Dam Show is this Friday & Saturday, for more details about this year's show visit www.damshow.com, and if you're in town for the show, be sure to stop in at the museum!

The official website of The Dam Show in Austin, PA!


1 Town Sq
Austin, PA

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00


(814) 647-8358


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