View the Church Street Cemetery Tour Exhibit with interactive timeline and downloadable brochure.
Little Falls received its NYS charter of incorporation in 1811 and Nathaniel Benton became our first village president. We remained a village until 1895; we then became, and remain today, the only city in Herkimer County.
In almost every corner of Herkimer County one can easily find reminders of the great impact that the Civil War had on the people of our area.
Base ball, in one form or another, has long been a part of the fabric of Little Falls. As early as 1827, the village Board of Trustees enacted an ordinance that no person shall “play Ball” on any village street or on the towing path of the Erie Canal.
Take a look at early 1800s buildings and organizations including The Octagon Church and more.
The Frog Fountain, which was cast in the local Reddy Foundry, was donated by Gertrude Sabin whose husband, Dr. Fred Sabin, was the first president of the Little Falls Historical Society.
The Bank of Herkimer County began operation in 1833, the first bank in Herkimer County. The building was placed on the National Registry in 1970 and is today a museum maintained by the Little Falls Historical Society.
The Little Falls Historical Society has developed a special virtual exhibit on our website to serve as a repository for written work, artwork, photographs and other materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
View stories and art submitted by students from the Little Falls School District. Each story and piece of art work are expressions of how students and their families have been dealing with disruptions in their daily routines due to COVID-19.
Read the Little Falls Historical Society Museum Writing Series published in the Times Telegram as well as here on our website.
Little Falls Historical Society Update
The museum will be open by appointment only beginning on Monday July 5. The museum will not be open for walk-in visitations at this time.
Appointments can be arranged by calling either Louie Baum at 315/867-3527 or Maryanne Terzi at 315/823-1502.
When calling to schedule an appointment, you will be asked a number of COVID-19 related questions. It is requested that only COVID-19 vaccinated persons call for appointments.
Museum visits will be limited to three visitors plus two volunteer docents to conduct tours. Masks and social distancing protocols will be in place during visits.
No public restrooms are available at the museum at this time.
We encourage you to stay connected with us online.
Little Falls Historical Society Museum
319 South Ann Street
Little Falls, NY
In case of emergency please call:
Jeffrey Gressler at (315) 823-2799
Louis Baum at (315) 823-0620 or (315) 867-3527