On Saturday, April 22, 2017, The Floyd County Historical Preservation Trust, The Floyd County Historical Society, and The Old Church Gallery are inviting community members to visit and learn more about their programs with a “Community Treasures Tour.”
Four sites within the Town of Floyd will open for this self-guided tour which can be done as a walking or driving tour. Tickets may be purchased at any stop and are $10.00 per adult. Tickets will also be available at The Republic of Floyd beginning April 10.
Glenanna, the private residence of Sam and Dolly Moore, will be open for one tour beginning at 9 AM. The remaining sites will be open from 10 AM through 2 PM. Visitors will enjoy the new Historical Society exhibit “The History of Sports and Recreation in Floyd County” opening for the year at the Ridgemont. Old Church Gallery House will hold special screenings of student-created films based upon interviews with WWII veterans and other county residents. At Oxford Academy, visitors will tour a “work in progress” and learn the history behind three Preservation Trust properties.
Floyd County is the home of three organizations that honor and document different aspects of the history and culture of Floyd County. The Floyd County Historical Preservation Trust protects and returns to public use buildings of historic significance. The Floyd County Historical Society preserves and shares Floyd County’s history through its archive of documents, photographs and artifacts. The Old Church Gallery/Floyd Story Center collects oral histories and handcrafted items that show Floyd County’s creative spirit, past and present. While all three groups pursue different missions, they share core values and complement one another’s efforts.