Grand Reopening - Sat. April 6th & Sun April 7th - 1-4 p.m.

posted Apr 2, 2019, 9:56 PM by Sandra Bengtson

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 Knox along with a model of the Knox Store which was recently donated by Evelyn Birkby. The store model was Evelyn's gift to her late husband, Robert. Robert's grandparents, Frank and Erie Birkby, ran the store from 1902-1912. Come and learn the history of Knox, tour the rest of the museum and enjoy popcorn and other refreshments while watching a movie.

Carlene Hall - Singer/Songwriter

posted Jan 9, 2019, 9:18 PM by Sandra Bengtson   [ updated Jan 19, 2019, 7:46 AM ]

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

View from the Attic

posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:08 AM by Sandra Bengtson   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 5:11 AM ]

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 by our local authors make a great Christmas present for family members. Pictures are included with many of the stories. Price - $20 If you would like a copy (or copies) mailed, add $3.50 per book for postage. To order a book mail a check for the correct amount made payable to FCHS, PO Box 671, Sidney, IA 51652. You may also make payment through Paypal on our website to order a book (link below) To pick up a book in person call 712-374-3248 to assure someone will be at the museum. Please email with any questions.

Veteran's Day Play - The Gathering Place - Sunday Nov. 11th - 2 P.M.

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:55 PM by Sandra Bengtson

Steve & Suzanne Germes of Topeka, Kansas will be performing a personification of American characters Uncle Sam & Rosie the Riveter - Adults - $10; Students - $5; Under 12 - Free - Reservations not necessary - Refreshments will be provided. Proceeds to Support the Museum

Evelyn Birkby Book Signing & Open House

posted Oct 25, 2018, 9:37 PM by Sandra Bengtson

Saturday, October 27th, at 1:00 p.m. Evelyn will be in the museum for a signing on her new book - Through a Country Town Cookbook. While there tour the Fremont County History Center, Rodeo Museum, Country Schoolhouse, Genealogy Library, and Museum Annex. Movies with popcorn and other refreshments. The Open House events continue through Sunday, October 28th. 

Through a Country Town Cookbook by Evelyn Corrie Birkby

posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:09 AM by Sandra Bengtson   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 1:23 PM by James Nennemann ]

Now available at the museum, 609 Cass Street, Sidney, IA. Add $4 for shipping/handling. Mail check for
$16.95 to FCHS, PO Box 671, Sidney, IA 51652; or pay $16.95 through Paypal on this site. Call 712-374-3248 for further information.

Saturday, August 4th

posted Aug 4, 2018, 8:35 AM by Sandra Bengtson

Museum open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rodeo Parade at 4:00 p.m. Join the Bullfighter Clowns and Rodeo Queen at the museum immediately following the parade for autographs!

Museum Open Daily Rodeo Week

posted Jul 30, 2018, 7:55 PM by Sandra Bengtson   [ updated Jul 30, 2018, 7:57 PM ]

Fremont County History Center/Iowa's Championship Rodeo Museum will be open Tuesday - Saturday, July 31st - Aug. 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Located at 609 Cass Street - 1/2 Block East of the Courthouse

Popcorn/Movie Sunday, April 22nd - 2:00 p.m.

posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:37 PM by Sandra Bengtson

Join us for popcorn and a movie at the museum the 3rd Sunday of each month free of charge. This Sunday we are showing the History of Iowa Country Schools and the History of Civil Bend/Ricketts family story. 

April/May Hours - Sat & Sun - 1-4 p.m.

posted Apr 14, 2018, 3:43 PM by Sandra Bengtson

The Fremont County History Center/Iowa Championship Rodeo Museum is now open for the 2018 season. Hours during April and May are Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled for tours or use of our Genealogy Library. Call 712-374-3248 for assistance.

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