Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

August 09, 2013

Karen Sheckells
(315) 823-0398

Past, Present & Future will Highlight Herkimer Home's 100th

Musket Salutes, Wreath Laying, Peek into Herkimer Home Future on Display


Mark Peckham, New York State Acting Director, Bureau of Historic Sites & Park Services

Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, Assembly District 118

Karen Sheckells, Herkimer Home Site Manager

Dain Faville, Friends of Herkimer Home SHS President



Herkimer Home 100th Acquisition Anniversary


Sunday, August 11, 2013

1:30 pm - Herkimer Home 100th Celebration

2:00 pm - Memorial Service Ceremony


Herkimer Home State Historic Site

200 State Route 169

Little Falls, NY 13365

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Friends of Herkimer Home will celebrate the 100th year acquisition anniversary by providing visitors a past, present and future experience of the historic site once home to Revolutionary War hero, General Nicholas Herkimer.

Built by Herkimer in 1764 and acquired by New York State Parks in 1913, the site will offer a celebration on Sunday where visitors will learn about some of the upcoming projects planned which includes mansion restoration and refurbishment as well as soon to be interactive exhibits that will showcase the history of the property through modern technology.

The past will be brought to life through ledgers, photos, drawings and other archives from the earliest years and the pre and post 1913 era. Present day educational programs will also be on display.

Following the Herkimer 100th celebration, a memorial service will feature a wreath laying, musket salute and music to commemorate the anniversary of General Herkimer's death from the wounds he received at the Battle of Oriskany in 1777.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains and operates 179 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.