Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events

On this day: January 29, 1889
Jan 29 all-day

The question was raised as to why the number of establishments in Little Falls employing men have decreased while the factories employing large quantities of women and girls have increased. Yet the town is quite prosperous!  Officials asked if the town could continue to prosper unless more employment is furnished for men.

On this day: February 14, 1788
Feb 14 all-day

The first house in Little Falls, the home of Mr. John Porteous, commonly known as the “Yellow House”, became the first hotel in Little Falls. Past its doors on Sixth Street, near Furnace Creek, went the stages on their way to and from Albany and Utica, and at its table the hungry traveler’s appetite was satisfied.

On this day: February 18, 1861
Feb 18 all-day

At 12:10 p.m. a train with Abraham Lincoln, his family and friends arrived in Little Falls en route to Washington to assume his presidency. The five minute stop was “the prettiest brief reception since he left Springfield.” The Journal & Courier stated “Those who saw the smile upon his countenance wondered that face could be called homely, and all who heard his manly voice felt intuitively that it was the voice of an honest man.”

On this day: March 11, 1811
Mar 11 all-day

Little Falls was incorporated as a village.

On this day: March 14, 1833
Mar 14 all-day

By an act of the New York State legislature, commissioners were appointed and the Herkimer County National Bank was organized and located in the village of Little Falls. Commissioners included Nathaniel Benton, Dudley Burwell, Arphaxed Loomis, and David Petrie. Business commenced on Saturday August 24, 1833. Burwell took the contents home, deposited them under his bed without a pistol or club near them.

News and Updates

The Little Falls Historical Society’s Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 pm meeting at the WCA will include a short business meeting, organization elections, and a digitized slide presentation on historic images of Little Falls. The Historical Society’s nominating committee has submitted a slate of candidates for all four officer positions and for the two board seats with […]

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 […]