Floyd County Historical Society

Meeting schedule for 2022-2023 posted at FCHSIN.org.  

Aquired an Accordian!
NOTICE: Meetings will start at 6:30 pm
November Meeting
"Floyd County Streams, Watershed and Boundaries
Speaker: Randy Moser
Mr. Moser is a lifelong resident of Floyd County and is a graduate of New Albany High School and Purdue University with a degree in Forestry.  He worked in the forestry business until he retired in 2016.  Randy is a member of the board of the Floyd County Historical Society.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 6:30pm   in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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 through December 10th 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.

No Meeting in December!
Visit the Padgett Museum through December 10th.

Collecting Dues for 2023.  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 has been delivered to all 3rd graders in Floyd County.
Financial support for the 2022 version is still welcome.

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





Other Events
Develop New Albany Christmas Ornaments

Develop New Albany, the City's non-profit, Main Street organization, has announced the availability of the new solid pewter holiday ornament featuring the historic New Albany High School building!

The ornaments will also be sold at the Wednesday Holiday Market and Saturday’s Farmers Market.
Previous ornaments in limited supply include Sapinsky Block/Schmitt Furniture; Scribner House; Elsby Building; Culbertson Mansion; Grand Theater; Calumet Club; Division Street School; New Albany Carnegie Library; State Bank of Indiana and Direct Oil Service Building (Coffee Crossing).
Online sales are also available at: developnewalbany.org

Clark's Grant Historical Society

No meeting in December or January.
The Thomas Downs House (1809)

Owned by the Clark's Grant Historical Society
1045 Main Street, Charlestown, Indiana.
The oldest brick house still standing in Charlestown. ...with 2 front doors ...one side for business. The house was used as the county office until the courthouse was built in 1813. The county seat was in Charlestown at the time. Thomas Downs was President Pro-tem of the Indiana Legislative Council from 1809-1811.  Tours by appointment, or when there is an open house. 

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society

"Genealogical Show & Tell"

Member's genealogical artifacts, findings, dead-ends, and wish lists will be displayed.
At about 6:15 presentations will begin.

Thursday, December 1st, 6:15pm   in the Applegate Room, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

A meet, greet, and share will begin at 5:30 in the Applegate Room at the New Albany Library.
Refreshments will be served in the Applegate Room!

Respond to: info@FallsGenealogy.org

FOGS will host the First Family Program for 2023 on Thursday, November 2nd.  Get started!
Get the fillable PDF Application form.
    Contact: Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.   FirstFamilies@FallsGenealogy.org
2022 Meeting Program
2022 Brochure (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