Floyd County Historical Society

No April Meeting
Join the May 6th FOGS "General Washington Johnston" program below

Stay Well!

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

Padgett Museum

The Padgett Museum operated by the Floyd County Historical Society, located at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, Indiana, will open for the season on Saturday, May 8th, 20201.

A special exhibit (TBD) will highlight New Albany and Floyd County.  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.
The museum will be open every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., through December 11th.
Please stop by and rekindle your interest in our great city and county.  Admission is free.
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.

Donations Needed


No May 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 2021.  Dues are now $10 Individual, $20 Family.
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. Final 2020 document as a PDF.             web view of Our Community 2020





It's time to start thinking about the 2021 edition. Your support is needed!
Donation form

Other Events

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library,
will present via ZOOM: "General Washington Johnston (1776-1833)"
Indiana Pioneer, Lawyer, Politician, Free Mason, Militia-man, Anti-slavery proponent

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6:30pm Thursday May 6th

Tim Tomes, archivist at the Diocese of Louisville,
will present via ZOOM: "Louisville's Bloody Monday"
August 6, 1855, Protestant mobs attacked German and Irish Catholic neighborhoods - 22 dead

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6:30pm Thursday June 3rd

Genealogy Resources in the Maker Space (JTPL) / "Daniel Boone in Indiana"
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
Recording of Harrison County Public Library's April 20th program
" From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised A Ruckus"
presented by Marsha Miller, Indiana Humanities - Speaker's Bureau

Recording of FOGS April 1st program
" Discover Indiana Tours"
presented by Diane Stepro,, Jeffersonville Township Public Library
Focusing especially on two new tours of Clark County: African American History in Clark County and Orphans of Clark County.
In the tours, you'll meet some of the most heroic, tragic, and memorable characters of Clark County's past.
More: https://publichistory.iupui.edu/tours/browse/

Recording of FOGS March 4th program
"The US Army Corps of Engineers at Louisville"
presented by Brandon Brummett, P.E., PMP, US Army Corps of Engineers

Recording of FOGS February 4th program
"Davis Floyd and the anti-slavery struggle in Southern Indiana 1802-1809"
by Bill Smith, retired lawyer, historian
transcripts: part1   the rest of the story         Davis Floyd in-depth

Recording of FOGS January 7th program
"The Burr Conspiracy"
by Zachary Distel, Curator & Program Exhibit Director at Sons of the American Revolution

Recording of FOGS November 5th program
"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
by Dr. Anita Morgan, IUPUI Senior Lecturer in History

Jefferson Township Library Genealogy & History Links