Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events

Jun
1
Mon
On this day: June 1, 1870
Jun 1 all-day

The employees at the Herkimer County National Bank are being granted vacations. Two weeks are being allotted to the cashier and one week to the clerks.

Nov
7
Sat
On this day: November 7, 1896
Nov 7 all-day

The employees of MacKinnon’s mill received their wages in gold. There is no longer a scarcity of the yellow metal, for there is no object to hoarding it, and all prospect of profit by doing so is dispelled by the election of McKinley.

Nov
10
Tue
On this day: November 10, 1894
Nov 10 all-day

Dr. Stephen A. Ingham, assisted by Drs. Gildman, Garlock, and Douglas, performed the first appendectomy at the Little Falls hospital.  The operation was entirely successful and was concluded without any sign of difficulty or uncertainty. The patient, Miss Emma Shear, is having a remarkable recovery.

Nov
12
Thu
On this day: November 12, 1915
Nov 12 all-day

Officer John Noonan is the first Little Falls policeman to have a motorcycle. In the first few weeks of the “breaking-in” period many speeding arrests were made, and now the fact of an officer in uniform standing by the machine has slowed down the speed artists.

Nov
13
Fri
On this day: November 13, 1894
Nov 13 all-day

Excavation for the new passenger depot has begun with the excavated material being used for filling on Hansen Island.

News and Updates

The Little Falls Historical Society Museum kicked off the new 2020 writing series with our first article published in the Times Telegram on April 16, 2020. All of the published articles can be read on both the Times Telegram and our website. We hope you enjoy the series!

To help support NYS and US efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff, the Little Falls Historical Society Museum is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to resuming operation whenever possible. […]

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Herkimer Times Telegram published an article, “Studying pieces of history” featuring the collaborative project between Little Falls Historical Society Museum and SUNY Oneonta second-year graduate students as they study Little Falls’ historic industrial period from 1790-1960. Use this link to view the article in its entirety or https://herkimertelegram-ny.newsmemory.com/?publink=158cc708e_1343597.

The Little Falls Historical Society recently began a collaborative partnership with SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Graduate Program of museum studies for the 2020 spring semester.

The Little Falls Historical Society recently began a collaborative partnership with SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Graduate Program of museum studies for the 2020 spring semester.  Dr. Erik Stengler’s second year graduate students will study Little Falls’ industrial history from 1790 – 1960 to fulfill requirements for the program’s Science of Cabinet Curiosities course. Upon successful completion […]

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 […]