Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events


  • This day in history: August 6, 1867

    The cornerstone for the new, brick St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church on Alexander Street was laid in the presence of a very large assembly. An open air mass was celebrated in a rustic chapel built for the occasion.

  • This day in history: August 7, 1888

    Handsome iron drinking fountains, arranged to accommodate man and beast, including cats and dogs, have been placed at the junction of Albany and East Main streets and the western and eastern ends of Western Avenue (West Main Street.) The spout is in the shape of a large frog from whose mouth the water flows to the tank.

  • This day in history: August 8, 1906

    Balloonist, Professor William Johnson, met his death before a large crowd while making a balloon ascent and parachute jump at the Little Falls fair. His first parachute opened, the second did not, and Johnson landed on wires along the Central railroad just west of the gulf bridge. He died in the Little Falls hospital.

  • This day in history: August 9, 2014

    Live Shakespeare returns to Little Falls with the Little Falls Theater Company’s (“LiFT”) production of “Twelfth Night” during the 27th annual Canal Celebration.  Under the guidance of director and performer Matt Powers, performances will be held at both Benton’s Landing and Sterziner Park.

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 […]