Show your support of the Floyd County Historical Society as we collect and share the rich history of Floyd County. Your donations help us protect fragile documents and artifacts; mount exhibits in our museum at The Ridgemont, and expand our educational programming.
Photo of the Ridgemont courtesy FCHS permanent collection
Visit the Floyd County Historical Society Museum at 217 North Locust Street in Floyd. Our home is the century-old Ridgemont, completed in 1914 by master builder Lather Hylton to serve as Floyd County's first hospital. The Floyd County Historical Preservation Trust maintains this property.
The Floyd County Historical Society Museum is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3 pm through December.
The 2018 Floyd County Historical Society Museum exhibit "Things Made of Wood" includes information honoring Floyd County furniture makers, pieces of early furniture such as an 1800's walking spinning wheel from the Quesenberry family and a blanket chest made in 1854 by Ferdinand Winston. Other items of wood on display will be a celleratte and caricature bookends made by Winston Spencer, stools by Ananias Thomas, and bowls made from the spalted wood of the maple trees that graced the courthouse lawn from the late 1800's to 1994.
The exhibit opens late April 2018 and runs through December.
Check the Society's website www.floydhistoricalsociety.org/
or call the museum at (540) 745-3247 for more information on any of the Historical Society programs.
Thank you for your support.