Floyd County Historical Society

No May Meeting
Join the June 3rd FOGS "A History of the U.S. Census" 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, opening has been delayed due to renovations.

For more information, call Bob Sterrett at 812-590-2798.
Visit the society's website at FCHSIN.org.

Donations Needed


No JUNE 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.
Donation / Membership form

Our Community 2021 $$$

This is Our Community 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.

It's time to begin assembling the 2021 version!  Above all, we need donations to cover printing costs.  Editorial comments are welcome. 

Final 2020 document as a PDF.             web view of Our Community 2020





Other Events

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Joe Hardesty, Director of the National Sons of the American Revolution Library,
will present via ZOOM: "A History of the U.S. Census"
This program is especially important in light of the upcoming release of the 1950 census and the completion of the 2020 census which will lead to political redistricting.

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6:30pm Thursday June 3rd

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 July 8th

Genealogy Resources in the Maker Space (JTPL) / "Daniel Boone in Indiana"
Respond to: info@FallsGenealogy.org

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.   FirstFamilies@FallsGenealogy.org
2021 Brochure (First families brochure containing the pioneer surnames through the 2019 event)

Recorded Programs
Recording of FOGS May 6th program
" General Washington Johnston (1776-1833)"
Indiana Pioneer, Lawyer, Politician, Free Mason, Militia-man, Anti-slavery proponent
presented by Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library

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