On the hills to the north and south of the gorge forming the Mohawk Valley at Little Falls, NY, you might find a small clear sparkling stone called “the Little Falls diamond.”
TIMELINE: Before 1490
NOTE: Blue icons identify events that can be referenced at the Little Falls Historical Society Museum.
25,000 – 10,000 BCE
Humans cross the Beringia land bridge into North and then South America.
25,000 – 10,000 BCE
Lake Iroquois, an enlargement of Lake Ontario, blocked by a glacier along the St. Lawrence, emptied through the Mohawk Valley at the Little Falls cataract.
Norse settle briefly in Newfoundland. Around 1075 they are believed to have landed on the North American coast at what was deemed “Vinland.”
Cahokia, a city of 20,000 people near present day St. Louis, larger than then London, was home to the “Mississippians” a broad group of Native American tribes.
Beginning of the European Age of Discovery.
Population estimates in the New World before European contact may be as high as 112 million people.
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