About Us

Our Misson
To collect, preserve, and interpret the heritage of Fillmore County.

The Fillmore County Historical Society was formed in 1934 as an independent non-profit organization.  In the late 1940s our original museum was located in a family home in Preston.  As our collection grew, we transferred location several times until coming to roost in the basement of the courthouse for many years. Twenty-five years ago we were offered larger quarters in the old elementary school in Fountain.  Please stop in to visit us at our museum complex which has grown to consist of a main exhibit arena with two connected pole buildings, a country school house, and airplane hangar.  Our genealogy and research center is one of the best organized and extensive local history libraries in the State of Minnesota.  We invite you to get to know us better and we do hope you’ll come to love the area we call home sweet Fillmore County.

Sara Sturgis, Director | sara@fillmorecountyhistory.org
Bretta Grabau, Assistant Director | bretta@fillmorecountyhistory.org

Board of Director Officers
President: Richard Petsch
Vice President: Herb Highum
Secretary: Ken Stager
Treasurer: Tina Reisner
County Commissioner Appointee:
Duane Bakke

District Officers
District 1: John Glady
District 2: Vacant
District 3: Vacant
District 4: Norleen Cooke
District 5: Melissa Vander Plas

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