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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 the Mills 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, Executive Director  |
Bretta Grabau, Assistant Director  |

507-268-4449  |  202 County Road 8, Fountain MN, 55935


President: Duane Bakke, Lanesboro
Vice President: Heather Hill, Cherry Grove
Secretary: Sandra Seha, Fountain
Treasurer: Sally Jeske, Fillmore

District Representatives

District 1: John Glady, Wykoff

District 2: Sherry Hanson, Choice

District 3: Vacant

District 4: Rick Lamon, Lanesboro

District 5  Vacant

Members At Large
Norleen Cooke, Rochester

Jill Helget, Racine/Hamilton

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