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.
OUR TEMPORARY EXHIBIT ROOM
ON "MILITARY UNIFORMS OF HERKIMER COUNTY"
Our temporary exhibit room this year will be dedicated to the Military
Uniforms that we have in our collection. Summer employee Ben
Stovall has been hard at work putting the exhibit together
- it is one of his passions and he has done an excellent job selecting
the items on display and researching them. The display should be open
by the beginning of August.
exhibit is open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and can be seen in our
Suiter Museum building. Please come to the Eckler Building first at
406 N. Main St. where we have our offices.
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!
IN THE GIFT SHOP
IN THE KUYAHOORA VALLEY" by Lawrence P. Gooley
hundred years ago, another shocking murder in Herkimer County made
national headlines - a teenage youth was charged with the murder of
his school teacher in the village of Poland. His name was Jean Gianini
and he was acquitted of the murder of Lida Beecher on the defense
of imbecility. He would spend his life in confinement at state institutions
until his death at the age of 90 in the year 1988. Here is the true
account of what happened. $18.00
STORY" BY Angela Harris
Strike Story is a retelling of events leading up to and during
the Little Falls Textile Strike of 1912. Presented as readers' theatre,
the play relies on the words of people involved as well as the published
accounts of the events from contemporary newspapers and material from
government documents. The play dramatizes the impact of the tuberculosis
crisis in Little Falls, the role of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on
mills throughout New York State, and the day-by-day events of the
strike with focus on the free speech fight and the riot of October
30, 1912. $10.00
- A PICTORIAL HISTORY
Our fourth Arcadia Publishing book, "Frankfort," features
over 200 photographs of the town and village of Frankfort with captions
of historical detail for each one. The book includes the following
chapters: Notable People, Community, Churches, Schools, Business and
Industry, and Transportation. It joins our previous publications,
all available for sale - Valley Towns, Herkimer Village,
German Flatts, and Little Falls. $21.99
HERKIMER - PALATINE, PATRIOT, AMERICAN HERO"
Alan E. Sterling and Nancy
Cioch have written this new account of Revolutionary
War hero General Nicholas Herkimer, the most ambitious account of
his life story ever attempted. Little was recorded about Nicholas'
early life, but from his mid 20's on to his heroic death at age 49,
a reasonably detailed account of his land acquisitions, military service
and social and family interactions can be pieced together. Al and
Nancy worked together at the Herkimer Home State Historic Site and
are the ideal people to collaborate on this wonderful book. $19.95
FORGOTTEN FRANKFORT, N.Y." by William Schuster
excellent new history on the village of Frankfort is a wonderful book
for anyone who would like to know more about this community, celebrating
150 years this year. Bill Schuster, retired from Union Fork and Hoe
Company as its plant and chief engineer, began to look into the company's
history and discovered so many more interesting facts and events in
Frankfort, that it turned into a history of the village. 334 pages.
see a complete listing of our books, please visit our "Gift Shop