Little Falls Historical Society Museum Events

Apr
9
Thu
On this day: April 9, 1868
Apr 9 all-day

The Little Falls Dramatic Association will give their first entertainment in Keller Hall.  Two splendid pieces, “The Idiot Witness” and the laughable farce “Don Paddy de Bazan,” will be presented with new scenery.

Apr
18
Sat
On this day: April 16, 1847
Apr 18 all-day

At the MacKinster Hotel, Little Falls citizens celebrated the triumph of the Americans in the Mexican War. Decoration and illumination were done in good taste, and addresses were made by George H. Feeter and George W. Smith.

Apr
26
Sun
On this day: April 26, 1865
Apr 26 all-day

At 7:30 p.m. President Abraham Lincoln’s remains, with his funeral cortege, stopped briefly at the Little Falls railroad depot on their way to his resting place in Springfield, Illinois. A large crowd was present at the solemn event to pay their respect to the fallen President.

Apr
30
Thu
On this day: April 30, 1725
Apr 30 all-day

The Burnetsfield Patent was instituted, granting lands to 94 persons representing 38 families. The land covered 9,400 acres purchased from the Mohawks in 1722. Each patentee received 100 acres.

May
11
Mon
On this day: May 11, 1869
May 11 all-day

Governor John T. Hoffman signed the “Finck’s Bridge Bill” much to the delight of the residents and friends of the bridge living east of Little Falls.

News and Updates

Church Street Cemetery Vault | Little Falls Historical Society Museum

Church St. Cemetery [officially] opened in 1842. A 15-acre lot was purchased by the village from Mr. Ward. At the time, the cemetery was located outside the village with very few homes in close proximity. A wagon road entered the cemetery from Church St., and another rose diagonally from Monroe St. Originally, the southern arm […]

Little Falls Historical Society | Little Falls NY

Many stories abound in Little Falls from the Roaring 20’s era of Prohibition which lasted from 1919-1933. Some of our parents or grandparents may even have violated the Volstead Act. This law attempted to establish the legal apparatus to enforce the 18th Amendment which outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of most alcoholic beverages. There […]

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The Little Falls Historical Society Museum 2018 Annual Report is available for download.