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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. TheSociety has renovated the genealogy and research area and it is open for public use. 

The Gathering Place

  • Fremont County Historical Society Offers Third Program in Winter Concert Series The Historical Society is continuing its winter concert series highlighting regional talent. March 29th at the Gathering Place in Sidney, Carlene Crom will entertain the audience accompanied by performances ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2014, 12:30 PM by Lona Lewis
  • 2014 Calendars for Sale The calendars feature a history picture from every town in Fremont County. A keepsake for years to come. To order a calendar send $11.00 (jncludes return postage) to Fremont ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 8:01 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Evening with Brooke Turner Big Success The Gathering Place was filled to capacity, January 25. Soup and Pie started the evening; the humor and talent of Turner completed the evening. Next show George McGargill, February 15 ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:02 AM by James Nennemann
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The Attic

  • Fannie Smith byEvelyn BirkbyThe Sidney Argus Herald had an article in its June 24th 1971 issue reporting that on June 19th of that year Fannie Smith of Riverton celebrated her ...
    Posted by James Nennemann
  • Life during World War II - Part One By Emily Bengtson December7, 1941, my life was changed forever. I was in the 8th grade in Riverton School. It was a warm afternoon. My brother, George, my sister, Mary ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 12:45 PM by James Nennemann
  • Aunt Dora's Memoirs, part 3 By Jerry Birkby In the following, Aunt Dora talks about the local farmers hauling cordwood. In a year when heating fuel cost somewhere around $3.50 a gallon I think ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 1:42 PM by James Nennemann
  • Aunt Dora's Memoirs, part 2 by Jerry Birkby Last time we learned from Dora Birkby’s Memoirs how  Thomas Birkby purchased his first land at prices ranging from $3.30 per acre to $11.25 ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:20 AM by James Nennemann
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