November 23rd, 2021 - Floyd County Historical Society

Floyd County Historical Society

November Meeting

Kraig McNutt, Civil War history blogger will present "New Albany's Civil War Hospitals"
7pm Tuesday November 23rd in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium,
of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 West Spring Street.

Kraig has won the praise of professional historians and the admiration of many fans for his investigations.  He runs the largest Civil War history page on Facebook.  His research extends not only to the great deeds of the Civil War, but into his own family.  He is the descendant of several Union veterans.
Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended

Meeting schedule for 2021 - 2022 posted at

Happy Thanksgiving!
Stay Well!

Padgett Museum Open thru December 11th!

The Padgett Museum operated by the Floyd County Historical Society, located at 509 West Market Street, New Albany, Indiana, is now open.

The museum will be open every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to the permanent exhibits, artifacts from The White House, New Albany's Dept. Store are on display.
Please stop by and rekindle your interest in our great city and county.  Admission is free.
Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended.

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

Donations Needed

We applied to Subaru Indiana for a grant to finish the tuck pointing.
The application was declined, with an invitation to try again during the next cycle.

Any ideas about raising the funds to complete the stabilization of the building?

No December Meeting, No January Meeting

Come to the Padgett Museum Dec 11th!

Join the Historical Society in February 2022 for a presentation about the Floyd County Poor Farm.

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.

The 2021 version has been distributed to the schools!  Above all, we need donations to cover printing costs.  Editorial comments are welcome. 

Final 2021 document as a PDF.             web view of Our Community 2021





From Ind. Bicentennial Caravan 2019

Other Events

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Bob Sterrett will talk about some DNA concepts and genealogy.

Thursday, December 2nd, 6:30pm   in the Applegate Room, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street.

Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended.

A meet and greet will begin at 6:15 in the Applegate Room at the New Albany Library.
Refreshments will be served in the Library!

Respond to:

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)

Videos & Recorded Programs
Floyd County Historical Society
Meetings, Monon videos

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Recorded Meetings and More

Jefferson Township Library Genealogy & History Links