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

  • Antique Tag Sale Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 9th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., The Gathering Place, 607 Cass Street, Sidney.  Sale of ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 4:48 AM by Sandra Bengtson
  • 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
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The Attic

  • Shelter Stories By: Daisy MalcomBarns were a part of the growing-up experience I had on our farm north of Thurman in the 1950’s and 60’s. We had three ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 8:52 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Old Apron, The New Apron By Sherry PerkinsOne of the first articles of clothing I was allowed to iron when first learning how, was an apron.  I practiced my skills on many of Mom ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2017, 6:10 PM by James Nennemann
  • Early Transportation By Lona LewisWhen Fremont County was being settled, trains were a huge influence in where settlements began.  Riverton was just one of the towns that flourished because they were ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:55 AM by James Nennemann
  • Ladies Hats By: Sherry Perkins The invention of hair spray and the practice of 'teasing' hair brought on big pouffy hair styles in the late 1960s, thus bringing on the demise of ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:53 AM by James Nennemann
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