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 2016-2017 year are:

Mae Grapperhaus, President

Ruth Schmitt, Vice President

Sheila Martin, Treasurer

Kristine Wallace, Secretary

Steve Loos, Director

Nancy Fischer, Director

Taylor Brown, Director

Sunday Dec 11, 2016
Photo ops   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christmas Photo ops at Mersinger Log Cabin.  Photo ops are by appointment only to schedule your appointment please call Sheila at 618-978-2232.  Sessions are $25.00 and last thirty minutes.  For the $25.00 you receive a CD with all the photos for your convince to print however you wish.  All proceeds will benefit the Troy Museum Project.

Tuesday Dec 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.

Tuesday Dec 20, 2016
Troy Women's Club   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come join the Troy Women's club at their meeting at the Tri-Township Library.

Monday Jan 2, 2017
Genealogy   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Tuesday Jan 10, 2017
Troy Meeting   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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




Copyright © 2016 Troy Historical Society
P.O. Box 265
Troy, IL 62294
Phone: (618) 667-6662

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