Visit the 2019 Exhibit, Churches of Floyd County, End of the Year Campaign<!–
Museum Closing for the Winter
Visit us this weekend, December 5-7, for a last viewing of the 2019 Special Exhibit “A Year in Tribute to Floyd County Churches”
In recognition of Floyd County church history, the Floyd County Historical Society Museum Exhibit for 2019 featured the history of county churches established prior to 1950. For this exhibit, individual churches contributed a fascinating variety of items from throughout their individual histories. The exhibit includes iconic images of previous church buildings and congregations, as well as items which illustrate the unique and vibrant nature of each congregation. Visitors will learn interesting facets of worship such as foot-washing, which is part of the communion services in both the Church of the Brethren and Primitive Baptist churches.
Admission to this tribute exhibit is free and will be closed after December 7th. We invite community and visitors to come and experience the inspirational history of Floyd County churches at the Floyd County Historical Society Museum, located at 217 N. Locust Street in Floyd, Virginia. For more information, visit online at www.floydhistoricalsociety.com.
Thurs & Fri – Noon til 4:00pm Saturday – 11:00am til 3:00pm
Fill the Stockings with Floyd History for Christmas
Notecards, Calendars, T-Shirts, Historical Art Prints, Books and more….
When you stop by the Museum Shop (closing December 7th) or shop in our Online Catalog, not only will you find a unique selection of Floyd County historical texts and artwork, you will be supporting the Historical Society’s mission to preserve and share the history of our community.
Find unique notecards at an affordable price, printed right here in-house. Each notecard features a historical building in the downtown Floyd area and has a small description printed on the back along with the FCHS contact information.
Find a very limited number of Floyd County Historical Society calendar packages that include one each of 10 years of calendars from 2009-2019. The pack does not include 2015 (no calendar was printed that year) or 2020–you can get that calendar separately!
Choose from a selection of books on the history of Floyd County, Viriginia and the people of our community. Books by local authors including Nancy Slusher Hanley and Janet Slusher Keith, Mike Ryan, Jean Thomas Schaeffer, Ricky cox and more.
Our Reference Library also contains an extensive and growing selection of local geneology, references and lists.
Another VERY limited time offer available only Online or in the Museum Shop is our very last “Follow Me Back in Time” Founding Members T-Shirts. Only a few men’s size large are still available, so get them while you can!
Make Your End-of-the-Year Contribution Today!
2020 is almost upon us and you can get a jump start by making a donation today!
BECOME A MEMBER, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE MUSEUM FUND
You can help preserve the history of Floyd County. Our programs include lectures, publications, community outreach and exhibits. The Society maintains an archive of historic artifacts, documents and photographs.
Annual dues are $20.00 single or $30.00 family. Become a member or renew your membership online (here) or via snail mail. Please send checks, along with your current full name, address, phone number and email address to Floyd County Historical Society, P.O. Box 292, Floyd, VA 24091-0292. Don’t forget to indicate if this is a New Membership, Renewal, or donation for our Museum Fund.
This is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation may be tax deductible.
ALL DUES ARE PAYABLE YEARLY ON JANUARY 1
Thank you to everyone who has already renewed their membership!
DONATIONS IN HONOR OF / IN MEMORY OF
A donation to the Floyd County Historical Society in Honor or in Memory of a loved one is a meaningful gift that can make a lasting difference. Every dollar you donate goes directly to support the Floyd County Historical Society Museum. Your gift will be acknowledged, and a card will be mailed to the recipient or the recipient’s family to let them know of your kindness. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
To make a donation, visit our website and donate here, or send donations and the name of the individual you would like to honor as well as the name, address and phone number of those you would like to receive our acknowledgement card to Floyd County Historical Society, P.O. Box 292, Floyd, VA 24091-0292
How Can I Help?
We always need additional help assisting with preparing documents, digitizing documents, research, finding and writing grants, helping with displaying exhibits, museum housekeeping, yard beautification, preparing newsletters, assisting with correspondence, and serving as docents. Please help us continue our momentum to share and celebrate our history. For more details, please call Becky Weeks at 745-4256 or Connie Mitchell at 745-2316
Becky Weeks – President Gerald Via – 1st Vice President Jim Slusher – 2nd Vice President Connie Mitchell – Secretary Fran Helms – Treasurer Ann Shank – Archivist Gino Williams – Parliamentarian
December 7 Last day to visit the 2019 Special Exhibit “Tribe to Floyd County Churches” Museum open 11am-3pm
January 18 Farm Bureau Building 336 E. Oxford Street Business Meeting @ 10am Presentation from 10:30am-12:00pm
March 21 Farm Bureau Building 336 E. Oxford Street Business Meeting @ 10am Presentation from 10:30am-12:00pm
April 18 Museum Open House and 2020 Special Exhibit Opening
• Due to the Covid-19 health emergency, the museum will be closed to the public until April 2021.
• All Floyd County Historical programs are canceled until our annual meeting on November 21st, 2020, at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Please check our website for further details on our November program.
• During this time we will continue to monitor phone messages and emails as well as our Facebook page and website.