The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will hold a History and Heritage Celebration on Thursday, October 2 beginning at 6 pm in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. From 6 to 7 pm, the public can meet genealogists, historians and re-enactors, and view local history displays. Light refreshments will be served and fiddler Tom Cunningham will provide frontier-era music. Attendees are welcome to come dressed in pioneer costume.
At 7 pm, First Families certificates will be awarded to those who have proved direct descent from an ancestor who lived in Clark County, Floyd County or Harrison County prior to 1841. Living historian Mandy Dick will give a presentation on her first family ancestor, Elizabeth Pennington, and tell her remarkable story of being kidnapped by Indians and returned to her Harrison County family, her marriage to one of Indiana’s founders, and her influence on the writing of Indiana’s state constitution.
This celebration is co-sponsored by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and the library’s Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm or call (812) 949-3527.