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 1500
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
To help support NYS and US efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff, the Little Falls Historical Society Museum is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to resuming operation whenever possible. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, Governor’s Office, and federal government. Check back here for updates.
We encourage you to stay connected with us online.
Additionally, our 2020 Writing Series began in April and will continue to be published in the Times Telegram and on our website.
Please continue to stay safe and well.
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