Floyd County Historical Society

September Meeting - Live!

Tim Allen and Pam Peters will present "Freedomland Cemetery, a perspective
7pm Tuesday September 28th in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium,
of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 West Spring Street.

From the mid-1800s to approximately 1915, the "Colored People's Burial Grounds" (as it was known on the deed records) in Floyd Co. Indiana was the primary burial place for Floyd Co.'s Black population.
The site, in excess of 4 acres in size, is literally covered with ancient graves.  A conservative estimate is that there are 300 people buried here.  Because of the enormous size of the cemetery and the density of field stone markers, some believe the actual number is a good deal higher.
S. Ellen Jones Students and Freedom Land Cemetery       FreedomLand Cemetery Video
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


October Meeting

Note: November and October Meetings Swapped!

Steve Wiser, architect, historian, and author. will present "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, COVID permitting.

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 piblic 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

Louisville Genealogy Society

online Family History Seminar - October 16th
David Allen Lambert,will present
Researching New England Ancesters,
Researching your Colonial Wars Ancestors,
Your Ancesters in the Great War,
What Time is it on your Genealogical Clock?.

Visit the LGS Website for details an registration.

Falls of the Ohio Genealogical Society


Jim Munford, President of the Friends of Fairview Cemetery, Civil Engineer, Historian, will discuss the life of "Chaplain John J. Hight"
Rev. John J. Hight, D. D., was a Chaplain in the army during the war.
At Stone River and Chickamauga he took a musket and bravely fought with his regiment.
In 1854 he was admitted to Indiana M. E. Conference, at Wesley Chapel, New Albany, served served two years as pastor of Roberts Chapel, (now Main Street M. E. church, New Albany), one year as pastor of John Street church, four years as presiding elder of New Albany District, and served as Assistant Editor of the Western Christian Advocate.
6:30pm Tuesday October 7th in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium,
of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 West Spring Street, COVID permitting.

Refreshments will be served at 6:15pm.

Genealogy Resources in the Maker Space (JTPL) / "The Boone Trail in Indiana" presented by Viki Harolovich

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

Recorded Meetings and More

Jefferson Township Library Genealogy & History Links