Floyd County Historical Society

Meeting schedule for 2022-2023 posted at FCHSIN.org.  
NOTICE: Meetings will start at 6:30 pm
August Meeting
"The History of Tennis on Silver Hills"

Speaker: Kelly Carnighan, Executive Director, Silver Hills Historical Society

Silver Hills ushered in the sport of tennis into New Albany in 1906, when two tennis courts were constructed on Silver Hills at the Highland Country Club.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 6:30pm   in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

Padgett Museum OPEN!
The Padgett Museum operated by the Floyd County Historical Society,
located at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, Indiana,
Open Saturdays 1-3pm or by appointment.

Featured Exhibit: History of the Gallagher Generating Station (62+ years of service)

Time Line


Thermal Protection

Under Construction

For more information, call Bob Sterrett at 812-590-2798.
Visit the society's website at FCHSIN.org.

September Meeting
"Duke Energy's Gallager Station: A History of Powering Indiana for more than 60 years"
Speaker: Lisa Huber, Government and Community Relations Manager at Duke Energy
Tuesday, September 27th, 6:30pm   in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

Collecting Dues for 2022.  Dues are now $10 Individual, $20 Family.
Donation / Membership form

Our Community 2022

This is Our Community is given to all third graders in the county and is used to satisfy the Indiana History course requirement for all students in private, parochial, and public schools.

The 2022 version is at the printer.
Financial support for the 2022 version is still welcome.

          Final 2022 document as a PDF.             web view of Our Community 2022





Other Events
Clark's Grant Historical Society

Carl Kramer, retired adjunct assistant professor of history at Indiana University Southeast.  He earned a Ph.D. in American history at the University of Toledo, where he also minored in Russian history.
will present "American Barge Line's Defense Role During WW II"
Jeffboat was a shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana founded by James Howard in 1834, a builder of steamboats. The company was owned by the Howard family until it was sold leading up to World War II.  Following the war, it became known as the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Company and later changed its name to Jeffboat, the more commonly used short form of its name.  The company was the largest inland shipbuilder in the United States and the second-largest builder of barges before it closed in 2018.
Monday, September 19th, 7pm   at the Charlestown Public Library: 51 Clark Road; Charlestown, IN. ,

Masks are optional.
call Sue Koetter H: (812)294-4080; Cell: (502)386-8885 for more information.

Jeffersonville Township Public Library
"Historical Organizations Fair"

Southern Indiana and Louisville area museums, libraries historical societies, genealogical societies, archaeological organizations, and lineage societies are cordially invited to reserve a booth at the 2022 Jeffersonville Township Public Library Historical Organizations Fair, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the library's North Program Room and Center Program Room.  Come meet representatives from other area organizations and showcase your organization to the public.
Saturday, September 24th, from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon   in the Jeffersonville Library Center Program Room.

The library will offer light refreshments and door prizes to encourage the public to attend and learn more about the organizations promoting the area's heritage.
call the Jeffersonville Township Library at 812-285-5641 or check out the library's website at jefflibrary.org.

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society


Robert DeMent
will present "Falls of the Ohio Archaeology Society and Heirloom Collections"
An introduction to FOAS, its mission, and current projects. Focusing on the possible value of family heirloom "arrowhead" collections to Archaeology, offering an opportunity for those who want to know more about their collections, and to provide help identifying and classifying them.
Thursday, September 1st, 6:30pm   in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

A meet and greet will begin at 6:15 in the auditorium at the New Albany Library.
Refreshments will be served in the Library!

Respond to: info@FallsGenealogy.org

FOGS will host the First Family Program for 2022 on Thursday, November 3rd.  Get started!
Get the fillable PDF Application form.
    Contact: Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.   FirstFamilies@FallsGenealogy.org
2019 Meeting Program
2022Brochure (First families brochure containing the pioneer surnames through 2022)

Videos & Recorded Programs
Floyd County Historical Society
Meetings, Monon videos

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Recorded Meetings and More

Jefferson Township Library Genealogy & History Links