October 26th, 2021 - Floyd County Historical Society

Floyd County Historical Society

October Meeting - Live!

Mr. Steve Wiser will present the program entitled "Louisville 2035: Updated"
7pm Tuesday October 26th in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium,
of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 West Spring Street.

Mr. Wiser is a life-long Louisvillian and received his Bachelor's of Architecture in 1980.  Mr. Wiser was one of the original 'Young Architects' of the American Institute of Architects in 1989, and has received the 'Oberwarth Award', which is AIA Kentucky's highest honor.  He has also received the 'Founders Award' from the Louisville Historical League.  Mr. Wiser is the author of numerous books on Louisville architecture.  Due to a scheduling conflict, Mr. Wiser is presenting his program in October rather than originally scheduled for November.  Mr. Kraig McNutt will present his program originally scheduled for October in November.

Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended

Meeting schedule for 2021 - 2022 now posted at FCHSIN.org.

Stay Well!

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

Padgett Museum Now Open!

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., into December.

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 FCHSIN.org.

Donations Needed


November Meeting

Note: November and October Meetings Swapped!

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, COVID permitting.

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

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





Other Events

Piankeshaw Chapter DAR

Thursday, November 11th, 1pm

"The Boone Trail in Indiana" presented by Michele Dutcher, Historian and Author

According to local historians throughout South Eastern Indiana, in 1797 Daniel Boone got the contract to blaze a wagon trail from Aurora to the Buffalo Trace, to bring settlers into Southern Indiana. Eye witnesses report they saw him leaving to build the trail in 1798, and he used the trail to drive his cattle from Point Pleasant West Virginia to a new life in Missouri in 1799. This presentation also talks about some of the families who settled along the Boone Trail - including relatives of Daniel Boone - between 1800 and 1830.

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Allison Fredrickson, Jeffersonville Township Public Library's Technology Services Manager,
will present "Family History Projects in the Jeffersonville Library MakerSpace"
There are great family history projects you can complete using equipment in the Tom and Mary Frances Koetter Makerspace located in the Jeffersonville Township Public Library.
From personalized Christmas ornaments made using the laser cutter to digitized copies of old family photos and home movies made using the digitization station, these projects make great gifts.  Let Allison walk you through the many options available in the Makerspace and learn how to sign up to use the amazing Makerspace equipment.  Use of the equipment is always FREE, but the library does charge a modest rate for some materials.  Cosponsored by Jeffersonville Township Public Library and Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
This presentation is recommended for teen and adult patrons. For more information on programs, visit jefflibrary.org, Events Calendar, or call 812-285-5641.

Thursday, November 4th, 6:30pm   viewed in the Applegate Room, of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
at 180 West Spring Street, COVID permitting, and also via ZOOM from your home.

Masks and/or Vaccinations are highly recommended in-person.
You can't catch COVID over Zoom!
Come to the Library or join the meeting at this link: tinyurl.com/MakerSpaceGift

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!
Refreshments via ZOOM at home are up to you.

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)

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