Welcome to our History
This county’s history is the story-line, one unique among Iowa Counties. The telling of this story is key to
the visitor’s understanding that they are indeed in a special place. At the same time, it is important to help them relax by providing a pace that varies a little, letting an ebb and flow of tone help keep the experience fresh. The story of Fremont County has aspects of great historical moment: Lewis and Clark, the Abolitionist’s Struggle, Statehood and Civil War, and so on.
Telling the stories of individuals and their lives, whether pithy, historic, courageous or silly is what makes history so interesting, and it is history’s humanity revealed that connects it to the living as real.
The mission of The Fremont County Historical Society is to preserve, protect, display, and interpret the evidence of this history and local culture to the wider community and region.  The Fremont County Historical Museum in Sidney has a rich and varied collection of object and artifacts. The Society has renovated the genealogy and research area and it is open for public use. 

The Gathering Place

  • Grand Reopening - Sat. April 6th & Sun April 7th - 1-4 p.m. The  Fremont County History Center/Iowa's Championship Rodeo Museum is kicking off our 2019 season with a Grand Reopening. We are featuring the new exhibit on the Town of ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 9:56 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Carlene Hall - Singer/Songwriter Saturday, January 26th, at The Gathering Place, 607 Cass Street, Sidney, IA - 5:30 p.m. - Soup Supper - 7:00 p.m. - Concert - Free Will Donation
    Posted Jan 19, 2019, 7:46 AM by Sandra Bengtson
  • View from the Attic Attic Books are still available! FCHS has complied many of the stories on Fremont County history published in the newspapers over the years into a 500 page book. These stories ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:11 AM by Sandra Bengtson
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The Attic

  • Saying Goodbye By Lona LewisFremont County is an area with a rich historical heritage and has been blessed with residents who recognized that the records of the pioneers had to be ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:51 AM by James Nennemann
  • Harriet Townshend: Tabor Missionary By Harry WilkinsTabor was founded in 1852 as a Christian community built around a college that was open to everyone regardless of gender or race. The first graduating class ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2018, 6:51 AM by James Nennemann
  • Platt Family - Civil Bend Early Pioneers By Lona LewisImagine building a house in Fremont County in the 1840s.  Some of the early pioneers coming into the county arrived via the Missouri River and settled in ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2018, 6:48 AM by James Nennemann
  • Disappearing Fences and Garden Gates By Sherry PerkinsAt one time they multiplied as fast as rabbits across the Midwest and western United States. Fences were put up quickly as farms and ranches were established ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 7:19 AM by James Nennemann
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