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

  • Popcorn/Movie Sunday, April 22nd - 2:00 p.m. 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 ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:37 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • April/May Hours - Sat & Sun - 1-4 p.m. 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 ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 3:43 PM by Sandra Bengtson
  • Remember me.......If Quilts Could Talk 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 ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:54 PM by Sandra Bengtson
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The Attic

  • Fremont County Historical Society History By Evelyn BirkbyThis is Evelyn Birkby, sitting here in my study, at almost 99 years old, thinking about the beginning of the Sidney Historical Society. I’m determined before ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2018, 8:33 AM by James Nennemann
  • The Oldest Woman in Iowa Harry WilkinsIn the year 1831 Andrew Jackson was president of the United States, the first steamboat navigated the upper Missouri River, and Nancy Jane Nees was born in Hendrix ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 6:03 PM by James Nennemann
  • Life of an Early Pioneer By Sherry PerkinsEditor’s note: The information below is taken from an article celebrating the life of Seymore Rhode. It was published in the “Randolph Enterprise,” May 30, 1935 ...
    Posted May 28, 2018, 1:57 PM by James Nennemann
  • John Todd’s Civil War By Harry WilkinsNot only was Tabor’s Reverend John Todd a dedicated abolitionist who wrote and spoke against the institution of slavery for many years, he also served for ...
    Posted May 13, 2018, 7:14 PM by James Nennemann
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