Floyd County Historical Society

No August Meeting
Stay Well!

The Padgett Museum is Open!

The Padgett Museum operated by the Floyd County Historical Society, located at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, Indiana, is open every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., through December 12.

A special exhibit highlights several New Albany Dairies including Purity Maid and Zapp's to name a few. The display includes numerous milk bottles and dairy-related items all from a private collection.
The museum also includes the permanent exhibit entitled: "By the River's Edge" telling the story of New Albany and Floyd County's history through displays and artifacts. Please stop by and rekindle your interest in our great city and county. Admission is free.

Due to the coronavirus there are no restroom facilities available.
Masks are highly recommended.
For more information, call Bob Sterrett at 812-590-2798.
Check out the Indiana 38th. The Civil War Exhibit, upstairs at the museum, was dismantled.  Here are some highlights.

No September Meeting
because of the Corona Virus

Our Community 2020 $$$

This is Our Community, a history of Floyd County, has gone to the printers.  This booklet 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. Printing costs are covered from FCHS shrinking reserves, dues and contributions from members of the society and the community.
Thanks to all who generously supported this year's effort!
Donate what you can.  Point out this excellent giving opportunity to history buffs and supporters of education.
You can donate by printing out the membership form at FCHSIN.org Donate.  Donors will be listed in the next year's publication.
Contact Bob at 812-590-2798 or bob@bobsterrett.com .
Final 2020 document as a PDF.





Places in Floyd
Research -- Information Needed

Over Two years ago a page was created on the Floyd County Historical Society Web site describing some historical places in Floyd County.  This remains incomplete.  If you have pictures, stories or other information, please contact Bob at 812-590-2798 / bob@bobsterrett.com. 
Here are some of the places currently undocumented: Boilng Spring, Limerick Hill, Manville, Maplewood, Maxville, The Meadows, Mechanics Retreat, Mount Pleasant, Mt. Isam, Muddy Fork, North Park, Pleasant Valley, Smithville, St. Mary's of the Woods, Tuleyburg, Woodville and Wurtenburg.  Updates or corrections to others of the pages are welcome.

Beattyville, Squire Beatty

Lone Star

Other Events

SIGS Meeting Thursday September 3rd 2020
Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial

On September 3rd, join SIGS for an on-line presentation by Dr. Anita Morgan of the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial's speaker's bureau.
Details to be announced. 

For more information, please visit sigsweb.org or phone Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.
If you haven't used Zoom before, now is the time to download the app and get familiar.