Floyd County Historical Society

No December Meeting
Join the FOGS "Burr Conspiracy" program below

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

Stay Well!

Floyd County Historical Society History
assembled from the minutes
by Ann Baumgartle, recording secretary

Recognize these portraits?

Develop New Albany Christmas Ornament for Sale
Alternative Purchasing Options

The Padgett Museum Is closed for the Winter!


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.

A couple of years ago, the Historical Society rescued the "Floyd Family / Louis & Clark Exhibit" which was being dismantled by the library. What to do with it??

Donations Needed



No January Meeting
because of the Corona Virus

Anyone with ideas for a remote meeting?
Contact contact@fchsin.org for more information.

On-Line Meetings
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/

Collecting Dues for the years 2020 and 2021.  Dues are now $10 a year.
Membership form

Our Community 2020 $$$

This is Our Community, a history of Floyd County, has been delivered to the Floyd County Schools.  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.             web view of Our Community 2020





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
Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Zachary Distel, Curator & Program Exhibit Director at Sons of the American Revolution,
will present via ZOOM: "The Burr Conspiracy"

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6pm Thursday January 7th

Ernest W. "Bill" Smith, retired attorney, has spent several thousands of hours reading, researching, writing, and rewriting a biography on the life of Davis Floyd.
He will present via ZOOM: "Davis Floyd and the anti-slavery struggle in Southern Indiana"

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???pm Thursday February 4th

Davis Floyd Biography by Bill Smith

Respond to: FallsGenealogy@gmail.com

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.
2021 Brochure (First families brochure containing the pioneer surnames through the 2019 event)

Recorded Programs
"The Sexual and Gender Rhetoric of War: Manliness in Massachusetts during the Imperial Crisis"
by Dr. Kelly Ryan, executive vice-chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University Southeast

Recorded Program: Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
"Motors and Mass Rallies" Women's suffrage program September 3rd - Dr. Anita Morgan

Jefferson Township Library Genealogy & History Links