Between 1930 and 2019, Little Falls athletes and teams captured five New York state championships, the last one in 2001. Eighty-nine years, five championships.
Most people have never heard of Camp Jolly and those few that have aren’t sure what it was, where it was located or even if it truly existed.
Yet, to the folks living in this area in the mid-1890s, Camp Jolly was widely known and thousands flocked to it as the summer place to be.
This exhibit addresses national and local events prior to the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women’s suffrage.
Like the rest of the nation, Little Falls residents woke up to a new reality on Jan. 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment was official and for the next 13 years the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating beverages was illegal. Bootleggers, flappers, speakeasies and illegal stills would soon follow and neither the nation nor Little Falls would ever be quite the same.
How is it that Little Falls residents, when asked from where we hail, answer Little Falls and not Rockton? And how did our forefathers use their First Amendment rights to make that happen? Not sure? Read on.
Urban Renewal Exhibit includes documentation of Little Falls before and after major urban renewal, with a Then and Now map of Main Street.
Vietnam War Exhibit features memorabilia and collections to remember the 130 Little Falls service members who fought in the Vietnam War.
Little Falls Historical Society Update
The museum will be open by appointment only beginning on Monday July 5. The museum will not be open for walk-in visitations at this time.
Appointments can be arranged by calling either Louie Baum at 315/867-3527 or Maryanne Terzi at 315/823-1502.
When calling to schedule an appointment, you will be asked a number of COVID-19 related questions. It is requested that only COVID-19 vaccinated persons call for appointments.
Museum visits will be limited to three visitors plus two volunteer docents to conduct tours. Masks and social distancing protocols will be in place during visits.
No public restrooms are available at the museum at this time.
We encourage you to stay connected with us online.
Little Falls Historical Society Museum
319 South Ann Street
Little Falls, NY
In case of emergency please call:
Jeffrey Gressler at (315) 823-2799
Louis Baum at (315) 823-0620 or (315) 867-3527