OLD BANK BUILDING MUSEUM OPEN FOR THE 2023 SEASON
The Old Bank Building is now open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Beginning on Saturday, June 3, it will also be open every other Saturday from 9:00 PM – Noon
Museum visitations will be limited to no more than four people at a time (plus on-duty docents). Masks are optional.
Excerpt from “Old Bank Building Reaches a Milestone” by Pat Frezza-Gressler
Constructed of native stone in 1833 as the first bank in Herkimer County and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1970, the Little Falls Historical Society’s Old Bank Building Museum has had a storied past. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this designation and it is time to celebrate this great building as the survivor that it is!
The current generation of Old Bank Building Museum stewards stands on the shoulders of the small group of community visionaries who succeeded in their efforts to save the structure from the 1960’s urban renewal wrecking ball. Let’s begin by highlighting the chronology of important events related to this 1970 landmark designation.
Little Falls’ 1961 Sesquicentennial Celebration served as the catalyst for a small group of “history buffs” to secure a central location where important community artifacts would be permanently housed, displayed, and made available for research purposes. This group first met officially on November 29, 1962, and what would become our Historical Society was launched. Their headquarters was the GAR room upstairs in City Hall. In 1963 the Historical Society was granted a permanent charter by NYS. Read more about the Old Bank Building.