Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events

Jan
29
Wed
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.

Feb
14
Fri
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.

Feb
18
Tue
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.”

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

Little Falls was incorporated as a village.

Mar
14
Sat
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

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 […]

MUSEUM OPENING RECEPTION RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING ATHLETES The general public is cordially invited to attend the Little Falls Historical Society’s 2019 opening reception at their 319 South Ann Street Old Bank Museum on Tuesday May 28 beginning at 7:00 PM. The museum opens for the season on Wednesday May 29 and will be open on Tuesdays […]

In cooperation with the board of directors of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Little Falls Historical Society will host a 2019 Patriots Day program at the church on Saturday May 18 beginning at 11:00 AM. The church is located on Albany Street in Little Falls. The event is free and open to the public. 2019 marks […]

At 7:00 PM on Tuesday April 23, Little Falls Historical Society member Byron Roff will make a presentation on the role of DNA evidence in conducting family genealogical research. Roff’s presentation will take place at the WCA, located at 534 Garden St. and is free and open to the public. Roff has extensive experience in […]

The presentation on March 26 at the WCA was so well attended that there was standing room only! Mike Potter presented wonderful photos that dated from late the 1800s to the early 1900s. The photos highlight Little Falls streets and transportation during that time period. What we do The Little Falls Historical Society Museum works […]