Hector Allen Memorial Celebration

A memorial celebration will be held for former Little Falls high school teacher Hector Allen

The memorial celebration will be on June 3, 2023, from noon to 6:00 PM at the H.C. Smith Benefit Club outside St. Johnsville. 

Hector Allen was a familiar and respected teacher in the high school from the 1960s into the 1990s. Allen was also instrumental in establishing the Henry Gilpin Civil War Roundtable. He was also the Town of Oppenheim historian, author, and much sought after speaker on local history. The 2021 Historical Society writing series was dedicated to Allen.

To anyone who walked the halls of Little Falls High School in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and even into the 1990’s Hector Allen was a familiar and respected figure.

Hector taught “Social Studies” – New York State, United States and World History – at LFHS for 34 years.  Two generations of students – mothers and daughters, fathers and sons – sat in Hector’s classes and learned not only the rote dates, names and events but much more from Hector.  At its essence history is the study of life and his special teaching style brought life to history.  Hector Allen taught history passionately and this passion shown through to his students who more often than not chose him as their favorite teacher. Read more about Hector Allen.