Troy Historical Society

Our History

The very first meeting of eight or nine interested people who wanted to preserve Troy’s history was held at Randy’s Restaurant in February of 1993. The society was actually organized in March of 1993 when officers were elected.

The first meetings were held in the old library building (former Mateer Funeral Home on South Main). Meetings were held upstairs on the first floor of that building and also in member’s homes in some instances for a few years, until the new library was built. Then they were held in the new library’s Community Room. For several years, they have been held in the History/Genealogy Room in the lower level of the library.

The following year (1994), the first annual meeting was held with a banquet at the Troy Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The following year, due to the incomplete construction of the library the annual meeting, at the last minute, was moved to the basement of the Wiesemeyer Center. All the other annual dinners have been held in the library’s community room.

The historical society is now 26 members strong. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in history over the age of 20 years.



Meetings
The Historical Society meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00pm at the Tri-Township Library’s History/Genealogy Room.

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Society Mission Statement
Our primary goal is to educate the community’s youth as well as the adult community at large, of the historical value of the Troy community and to promote the area’s rich heritage.

Officers for the 2015-2016 year are:

Mae Grapperhaus, President

Ruth Schmitt, Vice President

Sheila Martin, Treasurer

Kristine Wallace, Secretary

Steve Loos, Director

Nancy Fischer, Director

Vicki Fischer, Director

Monday Aug 1, 2016
Genealogy   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join the Troy Genealogy Society at their meeting at the Tri-Township Library.

Tuesday Aug 9, 2016
Troy Meeting   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join the Troy Historical Society for their monthly meeting at the Tri-Township Library.

Sunday Aug 21, 2016
Cabin Open   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come join the Historical society for it's monthly open house at the Cabin.

Monday Sep 5, 2016
Genealogy   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join the Troy Genealogy Society at their meeting at the Tri-Township Library.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2016
Troy Meeting   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join the Troy Historical Society for their monthly meeting at the Tri-Township Library.




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P.O. Box 265
Troy, IL 62294
Phone: (618) 667-6662

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