The Padgett Museum operated by the Floyd County Historical Society, located at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, Indiana,
will open for the season on Saturday, June 26th, 2021.
The museum will be open every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., into December. Please stop by and rekindle your interest in our great city and county. Admission is free..
Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended.
For more information, call Bob Sterrett at 812-590-2798.
Visit the society's website at FCHSIN.org.
Anyone with ideas for a remote meeting?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With no end in sight for the current pandemic, the only way we can get together in the near future and perhaps beyond is via on-line sessions.
One tool for this is ZOOM. ZOOM is free and works on most computers, smart phones and tablets. Phones and tablets should be ready-to-go. Older computers may require some updates.
The obvious requirement is for an internet connection (the faster the better) and a speaker. To do two-way communications (not required) a camera and microphone are required. If your computer doesn't have built-in audio/visual, very capable units can be purchased from Walmart, Target and Amazon for about $20. These are usually plug-and-play.
Help can be had here https://biz30.timedoctor.com/how-to-use-zoom/
Gary Elliot, History writer from Jefferson City, MO, will present via ZOOM: "1849 Cholera Epidemic"
Cholera swept the country in 1849. Mortality was great. St Louis lost 4,557, Cincinnati 5,969, and Detroit 700.
Deaths often totaled 5-10% of the population. Small towns were not spared. In one incident, a group of miners from Jeffersonville, headed for the California gold fields, died aboard a steamship on the Mississippi.
Genealogy Resources in the Maker Space (JTPL) / "The Boone Trail in Indiana" presented by Viki Harolovich
Respond to: info@FallsGenealogy.org
FOGS anticipates continuing the First Family Program for 2021. Get started! Get the fillable PDF Application form.
Contact: Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492. FirstFamilies@FallsGenealogy.org 2021 Brochure(First families brochure containing the pioneer surnames through the 2019 event)
Recording of FOGS May 6th program
"General Washington Johnston (1776-1833)"
Indiana Pioneer, Lawyer, Politician, Free Mason, Militia-man, Anti-slavery proponent
presented by Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library
Recording of FOGS April 1st program
"Discover Indiana Tours"
presented by Diane Stepro,, Jeffersonville Township Public Library
Focusing especially on two new tours of Clark County: African American History in Clark County and Orphans of Clark County.
In the tours, you'll meet some of the most heroic, tragic, and memorable characters of Clark County's past.