Suiter Building museum is open to the public throughout the year,
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and during July and August (starting
the second Saturday in July) on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
learn about Herkimer County's history as you tour the two floors of
our 1884 Victorian Suiter Museum building. When you arrive at our
facility, please come to our office building located right next door
at 406 N. Main Street first.
WORLD WAR 1 CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT AND BANNER PROJECT.
2017 marks the Centennial anniversary of the United States involvement in The Great War (1914-1919). On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare war on Germany with the impetus of unrestricted submarine warfare involving American ships. Thank you to our excellent team of volunteers - Mary Haefele, Kathy Huxtable, Caitlyn Johndrew, Barb Kineke, Fran Peruzzi, Margaret Sinclair, and Iva Trevett - for helping us research and make preparations for our exhibit.
NEW EXHIBIT - "HERKIMER COUNTY IN THE GREAT WAR."
Come learn about Herkimer County's involvement in the Great War. We have one room dedicated to local military unit Company M based out of the Mohawk Armory. Learn what they did on the home front to help the war effort. The exhibit is open during our open hours of Monday-Friday, 10-4, and during the summer on Saturday's, 10-3, starting July 8 until the end of August.
BANNER PROJECT - We are working on a Banner Project that will feature the picture of a World War 1 soldier from Herkimer County and hang on poles in the community they lived. We'd like them to hang from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. If you might be interested in sponsoring a banner, please let us know! The cost is $70.00 per banner. We are working with Bob Critser of CAD Designs who has designed the memorial banner. There will be room on the bottom to put the sponsor's name.
DO YOU HAVE A WORLD WAR 1 VETERAN IN THE FAMILY?
We are looking for pictures and information about Herkimer County WW1 veterans to feature on our Facebook page. If you have a photo, please send a copy to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in to the Society, Monday-Friday, 10-4, and we will scan the photo.
NEW EXHIBIT - "WOMEN SUFFRAGE IN HERKIMER COUNTY"
On November 6, 1917, women were given the right to vote in New York State. Society volunteer Melanie Miller has been researching the women suffrage movement in Herkimer County. It has led her on an interesting path that opens up new found information! A new exhibit is now featured on the people involved in the local Suffrage movement. Stop by to visit!
JOYCE KELLER DOLL HOUSE AND MINIATURE
For Everyone! Our Joyce Keller Doll House and Miniature
Collection is now housed on the second floor of our museum. It was
previously located in the old 1834 Jail when it was donated to the
Historical Society in 1985. The collection features 7 houses and 20
room settings, created by Herkimer resident Joyce Keller. It is a
popular attraction that can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages!
Museum is open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please come to the Eckler Building first at
406 N. Main St. where we have our offices.
IN THE GIFT SHOP
NEW BOOK - UPDATED VERSION OF "MURDER IN THE ADIRONDACKS" BY CRAIG BRANDON
New information has come to light since the first publication of "Murder in the Adirondacks" in 1986 by Craig Brandon and the fully revised and expanded edition of htis book has just been published! Most of you may be familiar with the case - Chester Gillette was convicted or murdering his girlfriend Grace Brown on Big Moose Lake in 1906. It became the basis for Theodore Dreiser's famous novel "An American Tragedy" and the Hollywood film "A Place in the Sun." The cost of the book is $24.95, plus tax.
NEW BOOK - "WOMEN BELONG IN HISTORY BOOKS - HERKIMER & ONEIDA COUNTIES 1700-1950" - Volume 2 - $25.00
We are excited to announce that VOLUME 2 of this popular book, edited by Jane Spellman, featuring the fascinating lives of 53 women from the Herkimer and Oneida Counties, like Mary Zoller (aka Polly Jenkins) who started at WIBX when the radio station first went on the air in 1925 and Winifred E. Welden, the first female lawyer in Oneida County. New in the second volume is a section of four blank pages where readers are encouraged to write their own stories.
The book is available for sale at the Society's Gift Shop for $25.00, plus tax.
The Herkimer County Historical Society's Gift Shop is located in our Eckler Building, 406 N. Main St., Herkimer, and open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Saturday's during July and August, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
To have books mailed, please add $5.00 for postage and send a check to: Herkimer County Historical Society, 400 N. Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350.
see a complete listing of our books, please visit our "Gift Shop