Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events

On this day: November 17, 1896
Nov 17 all-day

The imposing monument at the homestead of General Nicholas Herkimer was formally dedicated with appropriate and interesting exercises at the cemetery and the Skinner Opera House by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York and the D.A.R. The 65 foot high obelisk, made from the finest Barre granite, was erected by the State under the direction of Hon. John Vrooman and Hon. Titus Sheard.

On this day: November 18, 1890
Nov 18 all-day

About 35 feet of the unfinished wall of Hansen’s Laboratory on Lock Island, which had attained the height of about twenty feet, collapsed without any warning. Three workmen suffered serious injuries and were extricated from the debris. Cause of the collapse was believed to be some fault in the construction.

On this day: November 18, 1931
Nov 18 all-day

The whopping big tire made by the Goodyear Rubber Company had travelled 46,000 miles around the country, and has no experience like that at Little Falls. It could not pass under the Central railroad bridge. The tire was deflated by the local Goodyear agent and inflated to its normal pressure after it was hauled to the other side of the bridge to continue on its journey.

On this day: November 18, 1932
Nov 18 all-day

Three solemn funeral masses were held at St. Mary’s church for Mrs. Hannah Sellman, conducted concurrently by her three sons, Rev. Edward Sellman, Rev. Raymond Sellman, and Rev. Leland Sellman before a large attendance of Clergy, Sisterhood, and Laity.

On this day: November 19, 1889
Nov 19 all-day

Village President Petree received a petition from all the village clergymen indicating that several “dance houses” and “concert halls” are believed to be a public nuisance and a menace to the morals of the town. They asked the village president to use every means of his power for their suppression.

On this day: November 19, 1901
Nov 19 all-day

The New York Central Railroad ordered that engine crews currently living in Little Falls, a majority of whom have families and own homes and are some of our best citizens, must move to the ends of the railroad division. This involves 29 engineers and 28 firemen. 

News and Updates

The Little Falls Historical Society Museum will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon at the Travelodge Wednesday, December 18 at 12 noon. This is always a great time to enjoy time together during the holiday season. Please call Jeff Gressler at (315) 823-2799 for tickets.

Longtime Little Falls resident Maynard Blask will be the guest presenter at the Tuesday, October 22, meeting of the Little Falls Historical Society. The 7:00 PM meeting is free and open to the public.  Blask’s presentation will focus on the 1970’s era renovation of Veterans Memorial Park and the Little Falls Mets. Maynard wants his […]

The Little Falls Historical Society will hold a 2019 season-ending reception at their Old Bank Museum from 5:00 – 7:00 PM as part of Third Thursday activities on October 17. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

A fundraiser for the Little Falls Historical Society Wednesday, September 25, 2019 $120.00 per person Reservation on or before September 11, 2019 Make Checks Payable: Little Falls Historical Society Mail payment to: 319 S. Ann St., Little Falls, NY 13365 EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY • THE FASHION • THE HOUSE Arrangements by Tours By Design Based […]

Opening Reception | Little Falls Historical Society Museum -2

By Donna Thompson / donna@timestelegram.comPosted May 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM Updated May 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM LITTLE FALLS — Tuesday’s opening reception for three new exhibits at the Little Falls Historical Society’s Old Bank Museum drew a crowd that included local athletes and their families, historical society members and people from the community. Little Falls athletes who competed in New York state level competition […]