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May is National Preservation Month
Tuesday April 8, 2014


Sunday, May 4 / Floyd County Historical Society brunch
This annual fundraising brunch helps support the operations of the Floyd County Historical Society’s Padgett Museum. $15/person
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Padgett Museum, 509 West Market Street
Sponsor: Floyd County Historical Society Auxiliary
 
Wednesday, May 7 / The Scribner House: New Albany’s Homeplace
Learn about the fascinating history of the Scribner House, built by one of New Albany’s founding fathers and celebrating its 200th birthday in 2014. Also learn about the ongoing restoration work occurring there, including major projects that will be occurring in the upcoming year. The evening will conclude with refreshments and a tour of the house.
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: YMCA multipurpose room, 33 State Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Develop New Albany; New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
 
Wednesday, May 14 / Floyd County Archaeology: Breaking New Ground
Presenters: Christopher Moore and Rebecca Van Sessen, University of Indianapolis
In preparation for an archaeological survey they will be undertaking of Floyd County, the speakers provide some background on the science of archaeology and how archaeology can be used to understand the past. They will describe what we currently know about Floyd County archaeology and highlight the major gaps in our knowledge, emphasizing the community's involvement to date and provide some details as to where they will be surveying and what they hope to find.
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Location: Strassweg Auditorium, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
 
Saturday, May 17 / Division Street School archaeological dig
Under the guidance of the Falls of the Archaeological Society, volunteers are invited to learn the basics of archaeology and participate in a dig on the grounds of Division Street School, used as a school from 1885-1946. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen and a hat, and children must have adult supervision present. Tools will be provided.
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Division Street School, 1800 Conservative Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, Friends of Division Street School
 
Tuesday, May 20 / Pizza and Preservation: Unlock the History of your Historic Home
Meet in the Strassweg Auditorium for pizza and introduction to how to date, research, and identify your home’s past.  From there, you go to the Indiana Room to research your own property. Designed for homeowners of historic property and anyone interested in history of property in their communities or neighborhoods, you learn the most efficient steps through the research process and the best resources for finding what you want to know.
Presenters: Dave Barksdale, Floyd County Historian
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration required: Limited to 20 participants. Contact 812/284-4534 or south@indianalandmarks.org to reserve a space.
Location: New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society; New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Wednesday, May 21/ New Albany Historic Preservation Commission’s Facelift Awards
Join the Preservation Commission for a reception and the presentation of the annual Facelift Awards, recognizing outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects within the city. A regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission follows at 7 PM and is open to the public.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Third floor Assembly Room, City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany
Sponsor: City of New Albany, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
 
Saturday, May 24 / Scribner House Tours
Take a tour of the oldest surviving building in New Albany, the 1814 home of city father Joel Scribner. The home has been meticulously cared for and operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution for almost a century, and celebrates its bicentennial this year.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Location: Southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Saturday, May 24 / Mansion Row walking tour
Presenter: Dave Condra
The longtime, unofficial historian Mansion Row historian will lead a walking tour of New Albany’s most illustrious neighborhood. The East Main Street district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains and a rich variety of homes dating from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM 
Location: meet in front of the Scribner House, southeast corner State and Main streets.
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society; Main Street Preservation Association; New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
 
Tuesday, May 27 / Town Clock Church: New Albany’s Symbol of Freedom
Presenters: Pam Peters, Alice Miles, Irv Stumler – Friends of the Town Clock Church, Inc.
At the regular monthly meeting of the Floyd County Historical Society, learn about the fascinating history of New Albany’s Second Baptist Church and its role in the Underground Railroad. The speakers will also discuss the ongoing restoration work being done on the church, and how the public can assist with the project.
Time: 7:00 PM 
Location: Strassweg Auditorium, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society; Friends of the Town Clock Church, Inc.
 

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