Contribute to the FCHM Building Expansion

Money Raised                $1,511,500(89%)
Total Project Cost         $1,700,000(100%)
Money Needed             -    $188,500(11%)
Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village
1031 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone 507-373-8003
Museum & Library Open Year Round   
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Village Open May - September

The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, which gives us a chance to thank our military families
for their service and share with them America's cultural treasures. Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day
through Labor Day 2014. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five
immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty
Reserve members. To find out which other museums are participating, visit
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Freeborn County Historical Museum
Click on the photos above or the link below to see more of the renovations currently
underway at the Freeborn County Historical Museum.

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Museum
Museum Expansion Now Complete
The Freeborn County Historical Museum nears completion.  The museum has new look and
many new things to offer as many new displays and changes are still taking place as things
move into the new parts of the building allowing for new displays.
FCHM members provide a major part of  our annual
operating income. Please join or consider inviting a
friend to join.  Each membership contributes to the
ongoing programming of the museum and helps to
maintain the library and archives. Membership
allows you free admission to the historical museum,
library, and village, reduced rates for
museum-sponsored events, a quarterly newsletter,
and because of your support, the museum, and
library remain open and available to the public.
Join Now
General Admission Fees
Upcoming Events
Lost your Senior Yearbook?

Years Available

Buy Now
"The History of Freeborn County"
by Lloyd Herfindahl
Prints Available for $19.99
Purchase On-Line or Pick Up
May 14th, 2015          Swiss Steak Fundraiser 4:30-7:00PM at the American Legion
May 16th, 2015  
        International Museum Day Reduced Admission Only $2.00 (reduced $5.50)
May 20th, 2015  
        Downtown Preservation Fair
May 23rd, 2015  
        (50 Years of Arts & Cultural History)  ACT Program @ 2pm Free Admission
June 11th, 2015
        AARP Smart Driving Refresher Class 5:30-9:30pm
June 12th, 2015
        Cruise In Social 6pm @ Country Inn & Suites/Green Mill/Motor Inn Company
June 13th, 2015
        29th Annual Eddie Cochran Car Show Downtown Albert Lea
June 20th, 2015
        Style Show 9:30am Bethany Hall
July 4th, 2015    
        Museum Closed
July 16th,2015   
        AARP Smart Driving Refresher Class 5:30-9:30pm
July 23rd, 2015          Swiss Steak Fundraiser 4:30-7:00pm at the American Legion
August 19,2015         Echoes from the Past 6:30pm @ FCHM Meeting Room
August 27th, 2015     AARP Smart Driving Refresher Class 5:30-9:30pm
September 20, 2015   Autumn in the Village Noon-4pm