|The Story of the Beattie Carpet Mills
Wednesday November 13th 2013, 7:30PM
Little Falls Community Center--Warren Street
Join Historian Robert L. Williams as he takes you on a journey thru the
abandoned Beattie Carpet Mills of Little Falls, New Jersey. Be with him as he discovers the many fascinating
relics which are now housed in the collections of the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark, NJ and the
American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA. This will be a talk of adventure and discovery as Mr. Williams
had spent many hours, often by himself late into the evening hours, searching to find the hidden treasures
that were left behind when the company closed its doors in the early 1980’s. He will talk about the break-in
to the company vault in the burned-out office building as the building was being demolished and discovering
records that extended back in time to 1809 including the naturalization papers of company founder, Robert
Beattie, dating from 1840.
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|It is the Mission of
the Little Falls Historical Society to collect,
preserve, promote and interpret the social, artistic,
commercial, political and cultural history of the
Township of Little Falls, New Jersey; to support the
creation and maintenance of a comprehensive registry of
said history from the Township's earliest origins to the
present day; and to expand the knowledge and
understanding of said history through continuous
research and evaluation of available materials.
means by which this is to be accomplished are as
- Collect and preserve all relevant documents and
- Record for posterity the results of researched
- Establish and maintain files that facilitate
- Support all reasonable requests for historical
information from local residents, public schools,
historians and other interested parties
- Collect, preserve and exhibit relevant artifacts
and archival materials
- Develop and present educational programs for
residents and students on the significance and
importance of the history of the Township
Would you like to help
To become a member, send $10
with your name, address and
telephone number to:
P.O. Box 1083
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Old Little Falls Photographs, Films, Postcards,
Documents and more
The Little Falls Historical Society is actively looking for any pictures, films, postcards, letters, business records, deeds, newspapers, annual reports, political ads, family trees, family stories, or any type of historical documents pertaining to the Township of Little Falls to add to our collection. Items from the more recent past are also gladly accepted.
The Historical Society is trying to increase and expand its collection to preserve the history of the Township of Little Falls for generations to come. Please help us in this effort. The Society would prefer donations of original documents, however, we are able to scan/copy the pictures or documents and then return the originals to you.
If you have items to donate, please contact,
Little Falls Historical Society President
John J. Veteri, Jr., Esq. at 973-865-3040.