We Are Open!
Beginning Friday, June 11, 2021, we will be open every Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. It’s been over a year so we are excited to see everyone. Come see our new exhibit – “Wars Hot and Cold – The Eisenhower Years”
“Traditional Folk Culture of Southwest Virginia”
By Ricky Cox
The presentation on “Traditional Folk Culture of Southwest Virginia” begins with a discussion of Oral Folklore, including dialect; proverbial expressions; riddles; and folk narratives, like jokes and legends. Customary Folklore, including superstitions and beliefs associated with daily life, for example following signs for planting, harvesting, and managing livestock; and beliefs and practices connected to significant life events (birth, marriage, death) will be discussed briefly. The program will conclude with a few minutes of music, which like many folk traditions encompasses both oral and customary folklore.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Society Update starts at 10:30am
Program starts at 11:00am
The Floyd Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane S
Please wear a mask if not vaccinated for Covid 19
Thank You Finn Graphics
The Floyd County Historical Society sends a big THANK YOU to Andy Finn and his associates at Finn Graphics for new signs showing the hours the museum will be open this year. Andy knew Gerald Via, a member of the Historical Society who recently passed away, and he wanted to make this donation of time and talents in Gerald’s memory.
Be looking out for an announcement coming soon notifying the public of the opening date for the museum — sometime in June. Hours will be Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 or by appointment.
Office Manager Position Open
Do you have a love of Floyd County history? Are you computer savvy, can learn the museum software program, and have some design experience? Or, are you willing to learn?
We are looking for an enthusiastic office manager for a part-time position. Hours will vary from 4-6 a week up to 10+ during busy periods. Some limited Saturday work when there are programs and weekend meetings.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and we will send you more information.