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.