Contribute to the FCHM Building Expansion

Money Raised                $1,516,000(89.2%)
Total Project Cost         $1,700,000(100%)
Money Needed             -    $184,000(10.8%)
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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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
November 26-28        Museum Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2, 2015      Tumbleweeds Burning Program By Author Milt Ost 2pm & 7pm
December 5, 2015      Christmas Gathering 10am-4pm
December 24, 2015    Museum Closes Early @ 2pm
December 25-26 2015 Museum Closed
January 1-2               Museum Closed
January 2, 2016         Pat Mulso Retirement Open House (At Museum) 1pm-4pm
January 9, 2016         Defensive Driving Refresher Class 12:30-4:30pm
January 11, 2016        Freeborn County Genealogical Society Meeting 10am
January 24, 2016        FCHS Annual Meeting/Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 5:30pm
February 6, 2016        Defensive Driving Refresher Class 12:30-4:30pm
February 8, 2016        Freeborn County Genealogical Society Meeting 10am
February 8, 2016        Library Lock-In  12:30-5:30pm  (Must Pre-Register)
February 13, 2016      Historically Speaking Lecture Series 9am (Museum Meeting Room)
March 5, 2016            Defensive Driving Refresher Class 12:30-4:30pm
March 12, 2016          Historically Speaking Lecture Series 9am (Museum Meeting Room)
March 14, 2016          Freeborn County Genealogical Society Meeting 10am
April 2-3, 2016          Marion Ross Play-Bus Trip to Kansas City
April 9, 2016             Taste of Heritage 1-3pm (Northbridge Mall)