Historical Society Seeks Prohibition Related Artifacts

Little Falls Historical Society | Little Falls NY

Many stories abound in Little Falls from the Roaring 20’s era of Prohibition which lasted from 1919-1933. Some of our parents or grandparents may even have violated the Volstead Act. This law attempted to establish the legal apparatus to enforce the 18th Amendment which outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of most alcoholic beverages. There are a number of newspaper articles from that time period about bootlegging criminal activity and police arrests.

The Little Falls Historical Society intends to construct an exhibit on “the Little Falls Prohibition story” for the 2019 season to commemorate this centennial. We need help.

If any person or family has in their possession Prohibition related artifacts  –  bottles, stills … etc.  –  or any stories which they wish to share for exhibition purposes, please contact us.

Contact numbers are: Jeff Gressler at 823-2799, Louie Baum at 867-3527, or the Historical Society museum at 823-0643.