Contribute to the FCHM Building Expansion

Money Raised                $1,477,000(87%)
Total Project Cost         $1,700,000(100%)
Money Needed             -    $223,000(13%)
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
www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
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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
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Years Available
1913-1998

Buy Now
"The History of Freeborn County"
by Lloyd Herfindahl
Prints Available for $19.99
Purchase On-Line or Pick Up
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Wabasha, MN - Tour to Eagle Center, lunch and Lark Toys - departing from the museum @8:00 am and
returning at 4:00 pm Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non members.


Jeff Gordon Show  August 14, 2014  7:30 p.m. @ The Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 North Broadway Albert Lea, MN
Tickets $12 in advance/available at the museum $15 at the door the night of the show 50's & 60's music


Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Lanesboro, MN - visit their museum and/or shop in the downtown shops, lunch on your own and then
attend afternoon matinee play at the Commonweal Theatre.  depart from the museum @8:30 am and returning at 5:30 pm.
Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non members.  Includes bus and play ticket.  Lunch on your own.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Austin and Adams, MN - tour of the Hormel Institute, Military Museum in Adams, lunch and then Spam
museum tour and gift shop.  Depart museum at 9:00 am and return at 4:00 pm. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non members.
Fees must be paid in advance to secure your seat for these trips.