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

  • 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
  • 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
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The Attic

  • The Cromwell House Hotel by Sandra Folkes BengtsonI’m sure that many residents of Sidney take a look at the large house located at the corner of Indiana and Webster Streets that is ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2017, 7:57 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Rodeo Band By Linda Holmes Reilly(Editor's Note: It’s that time of year in Fremont County when we begin to anticipate Rodeo Week. Iowa's Championship RodeoMuseum & Fremont County History ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:25 AM by James Nennemann
  • Stories of Bartlett By: Harry WilkinsLike several other towns in Fremont County, Bartlett owes its existence to the construction of the Council Bluffs and St. Joseph Railroad, completed in 1867. The town ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2017, 10:19 AM by James Nennemann
  • Tabor’s Literary Society: Debate in the 1850s By: Harry Wilkins Tabor pioneers George Gaston, John Todd and Samuel Adamswere deeply committed to education and brought a tradition of learning and intellectual curiosity with them from Ohio, which ...
    Posted May 31, 2017, 9:59 AM by James Nennemann
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