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

  • Closed for Winter The museum is now closed for the winter. For information, genealogy assistance, or to schedule a tour call us at 712-374-3248 or email us at fremontcountyhistorial@gmail.com
    Posted Nov 13, 2016, 6:58 AM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Marty Mincer Concert Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m., Marty Mincer's Ragtime Piano at The Gathering Place, 607 Cass St., Sidney, IA. Admission is $15 for Adults: $10 for High ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2016, 9:46 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Amy Cerny - Country/Pop Singer Saturday, May 7th, at 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place. The Concert is FREE! Casey's pizza, cookies, &  soft drinks served at 6:00 p.m. for $5
    Posted May 5, 2016, 6:44 PM by Sandra Bengtson
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The Attic

  • Rural Schools – Part One by Esther H. Hardy           With the passing of the rural school, the fanciful names with which the pioneers christened these humble halls of learning will be forgotten, and a beautiful ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 12:04 PM by James Nennemann
  • Murder Most Foul in Fremont County By: Harry WilkinsThe comprehensive 1881 History of Fremont County provides a fascinating overview of criminal activities during the early decades of settlement. The chronicle acknowledged that "crime of every ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:06 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Story of the Roma By Evelyn BirkbyRecently a new book came to my kindle entitled “The Airship Roma Disaster on Hampton Road” written by Nancy E. Sheppard. It immediately caught my attention because ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2016, 7:58 AM by James Nennemann
  • Five Years in Sidney Schools By Elmer HillsSidney is a town one mile from the exact center of Fremont County, Iowa. In the days of my youth it had a population of 1000. According ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 8:46 AM by James Nennemann
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