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

  • Making Thelma Ferrel’s Dream a Reality- Part One By Evelyn Birkby One of Fremont County’s most important historical landmarks is Randolph’s Ferrel House, constructed in 1871. The last owner of the house, purchased in 1936, was ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2018, 11:11 AM by James Nennemann
  • Recruiting for Tabor College By Harry WilkinsTabor College, founded in 1866, prided itself on being an accessible and affordable choice for young men and women who wanted a Christian education. Although many students ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2018, 3:09 PM by James Nennemann
  • Storytellers and Story Keepers By Sherry PerkinsIt is a new year, 365 days lay before us with each and every day creating history. Everyone has heard “history repeats itself”. How do we know ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:28 AM by James Nennemann
  • Letters to Santa, 1933 Harry Wilkins On December 14, 1933, the Hamburg Reporter published a page of Letters to Santa from area children who were anxiously anticipating the arrival of Saint Nick. The kids ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:50 AM by James Nennemann
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