Tag Archive for: Herkimer County Writing Series

From the LFHS Cooney Archives: A Place to Call Home – The Mohawk Valley

A patent issued by King George II of England, bestowed to John Jost Schnell and Jacob Zimmerman 3,600 acres of land north of the Mohawk River across from the General Herkimer home.

Patriots Day at Yellow Church Cemetery

On Saturday May 20, the twelfth annual Patriots Day ceremony was held at historic Yellow Church Cemetery in Manheim.

Little Falls Historical Society Events This Week

Join the Little Falls Historical Society for the Lafayette Marker Unveiling on Wednesday, May 17, at 2pm and Patriots Day on Saturday, May 20, at 11am.

Donal Hurley and his Little Falls Diamond Collection.

On MAY 9, 1892 in the “The Jewelers Weekly”

On MAY 9, 1892, “The Jewelers Weekly” mentioned J. H. H. Vosburgh’s remarkable collection of quartz crystals.

National Historic Marker Day in Little Falls

Friday April 28 was National Historic Marker Day. The officers and directors of the Little Falls Historical Society marked this day by placing a new historic marker atop a previously installed marker pole at the site of the guard gate for the 1795 Western Inland Navigation Lock Canal.

Lafayette Historic Marker to be officially unveiled in Little Falls, NY

On May 17, 2023, at 2 pm an official unveiling of the Lafayette marker by the canal will be held with the DAR and members of the community.

Little Falls Historical Society Board Member and City Historian, Pat Stock, after cleaning the Herkimer County Bank historic marker.

April 28 is National Historic Marker Day

This is a service-oriented event intended to bring people together to help maintain their historic markers, celebrate local history, and beautify their communities.

The Little Falls Alerts are pictured above after playing a vintage base ball game in Little Falls during Canal Days Celebration in 2021.

Little Falls Alerts in need of players

The Little Falls Alerts, a vintage base ball team, is looking for players to continue building on the success of the past two years.

New York State historic marker nearby Yellow Church Cemetery.

Little Falls Patriots Day Past and Present by Jeffrey Gressler

The Little Falls Historical Society will partner with the Yellow Church Cemetery Association to host a Patriots Day observance at their historic site beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 20. The rain date is Sunday May 21 at the same time. The event is free and open to the public.

Blandina Street trolley, photo provided by the Oneida County History Center

This day in Mohawk Valley History: April 12

“THE FRANCHISE WAS RATIFIED. STREET CAR COMPANY AT LITTLE FALLS.” Headline from April 12, 1902, The Utica Observer.