The Little Falls Historical Society has developed a special virtual exhibit on our website to serve as a repository for written work, artwork, photographs and other materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Art and information about Slovakian culture as well as Myjava, the Sister City of Little Falls.
Memorabilia from the First Cheese Market in the United States produced right in Little Falls well into the late 1800’s.
Many elaborate collections of Little Falls Diamonds found right in Little Falls.
Native American weapons, pottery, and jewelry dating back hundreds of years.
The 1912 Little Falls Textile Strike began on October 9, 1912 and was not settled until January 3, 1913.
Memorabilia, collections, and Honor Certificates to remember the service members who fought during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Trophies, photos, and memorabilia from Little Falls Athletics teams.
Memorabilia and collections reflecting Little Falls musicians and the music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Over the past two centuries the waterways of Little Falls have undergone major alterations.
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