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.

Remember me.......If Quilts Could Talk

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:54 PM by Sandra Bengtson

Saturday, April 14th, at The Gathering Place, 607 Cass Street, Sidney. Join us for lunch and a program about quilts from communities in Fremont County. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.; Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Program at 12:45 p.m. Advance Reservations - $12.00 per person $15.00 at the door day of event. All proceeds to benefit the Fremont County Historical Museum. Call 712.246.1091 o4 712.374.3284 for reservations. 

Barn Quilt Guy

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:57 PM by Sandra Bengtson

Gathering Place, Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. Come see Danny Steiber and learn about the history of barn quilts and the underground railroad through Iowa in the 1800's. The program is free to the public.

FCHS Open House - Sat Sept. 30th & Sun Oct. 1st, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:07 PM by Sandra Bengtson

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 Building
Watch a Movie - The History of Civil Bend and the Richard Ricketts Family - FCHS has just acquired this documentary which was recently produced by the Ricketts family. It will be shown in our Vogel Popcorn Theater both days. Enjoy popcorn while watching the movie and other refreshments served during the open house. 

Solar Eclipse Event

posted Aug 23, 2017, 5:35 PM by James Nennemann   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 5:42 PM ]

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 bus from Northern Minnesota! We made a little bit of money by selling some snacks and even received donations for the portable toilet we provided (FCHS paid for one and Don's Johns donated one). With everyone's help, FCHS was able to provide this service to the public to experience a once in a lifetime event!

Derryl Barr - Eclipse Expert

posted Jul 16, 2017, 4:48 PM by Sandra Bengtson   [ updated Jul 16, 2017, 4:50 PM ]

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 upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st. 

Antique Tag Sale

posted Apr 7, 2017, 4:48 AM by Sandra Bengtson

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 Miscellaneous Antiques being Retired from our Collection. Lunch served on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds to be applied to debt on museum. 

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