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

  • FCHS Open House - Sat Sept. 30th & Sun Oct. 1st, 1:00-4:00 p.m. See the Museum Complex located at 609 Cass Street in Sidney - The Fremont County History Center; Iowa's Championship Rodeo Museum; Genealogy Library; Country School House, Museum Annex BuildingWatch ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:07 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Solar Eclipse Event We had a great time today at our Solar Eclipse event. Sidney Community School provided a bus that transported many to the site. We even had a few on our ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2017, 5:42 PM by James Nennemann
  • Derryl Barr - Eclipse Expert July 23rd - 2:00 p.m., The Gathering Place, 607 Cass St., Sidney. Free program. Barr will speak on his experiences chasing eclipses around the world and Fremont County's ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2017, 4:50 PM by Sandra Bengtson
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The Attic

  • Letters to Santa, 1933 Harry Wilkins On December 14, 1933, the Hamburg Reporter published a page of Letters to Santa from area children who were anxiously anticipating the arrival of Saint Nick. The kids ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:50 AM by James Nennemann
  • Christmas Dinner 1900-2011 By Emily BengtsonOne of my past times is reading through old cookbooks to compare how we eat today compared to yesterday. A favorite cookbook of mine is the White ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2017, 5:14 PM by James Nennemann
  • The Great Pontoon Drawbridge By Lona LewisThe title of this View is a typical headline describing the pontoon bridge that crossed the Missouri River at Nebraska City. The bridge itself affected two states ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 6:43 PM by James Nennemann
  • Reverend Todd’s Apology By: Harry WilkinsOn Sunday, May 22, 1864, Reverend John Todd stood in front of his Tabor congregation and delivered a sermon he titled “Confession.” As one of the town ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2017, 2:12 PM by James Nennemann
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