Floyd County Historical Society

No January Meeting
Join the February 4th FOGS "Davis Floyd" program below

Stay Well!

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

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.

Donations Needed


No February 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





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
Jefferson Township Library
James H. Madison,
the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington,
will discuss his latest book
"The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland".
January 23, 11 AM
Your House via Zoom
To register, please visit jefflibrary.org, Events Calendar or call 812-285-8609.
Once you are registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
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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6:30pm Thursday February 4th

Davis Floyd Biography by Bill Smith
Suggested reading: chapters 8, 9, 10, 11.

US Slavery 1789-1861 (animation)

Brandon Brummett, P.E., PMP, US Army Corps of Engineers,
will present via ZOOM: "History of the US Army Corps of Engineers at Louisville"

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6:30pm Thursday March 1st

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 FOGS December 3rd program
"The Burr Conspiracy"
by Zachary Distel, Curator & Program Exhibit Director at Sons of the American Revolution
Coming Soon

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