Floyd County Historical Society

No September Meeting
Stay Well!

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

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.

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 October Meeting
because of the Corona Virus

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

Family History of Early New England: Puritans, Pilgrims, French Catholics, and People of Color

On Thursday, October 29, at 6 p.m., Jeffersonville Township Public Library's Genealogy and Local History Librarian Diane "Tightwad" Stepro (dstepro@jefflibrary.org) will present an installment of her budget genealogy series.  In this online session, you'll learn about a variety of free resources for researching your family's early New England settlers, especially Puritans, Pilgrims, and the peoples they enslaved.  November 11 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's landing at Plymouth Rock, and the Puritan fleet arrived in the New World 390 years ago this summer.  Native American nations, and, much later, French settlements occupied New England long before English people came to the area.  One might think these early records must have been lost in to time, but a surprisingly large body of information remains. Since many Puritans and Pilgrims migrated to the Ohio Valley in the 19th century, several local residents have researched their families to these early New England groups. Beginners and advanced researchers alike will take away low-cost, practical ideas that they can use to find their own family members. This presentation, which will be conducted via Zoom, is recommended for teen and adult patrons. For more information on programs, visit jefflibrary.org, Events Calendar or call 812‑285‑5641.

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
Motors and Mass Rallies recording of women's sufferage program September 3rd - Dr. Anita Morgan