Fillmore County Historical Society
Fillmore County Museum
Museum Open by Appointment Only. Please give us a two day notice. Call 402-268-6081, 402-366-8012
WE WILL BE OPEN SUNDAY AUGUST 13th and SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10th , 2023
From 1:30 -3:30 pm Special short programs at 2 and 3 pm.
The Fillmore County Museum, located at 600 6th Ave., was originally the Fairmont Creamery Office. Dr. Ashby purchased the building in 1907 and used the space as a doctor's office until the 1960's. In the early 1980's, the building and some original contents were donated by the Ashby family to the Fillmore County Historical Society for a museum. Since opening in the summer of 1986, an average of 1,000 visitors a year have toured the museum. A large medical display, World War II articles from the Fairmont Air Base and several old wedding dresses are some of the special features. In the old drug store building you can see an iron collection, 2,500 pitchers, country school, soda fountain and much more. The museum is open by appointment. For more information, call 402) 759-0597, (402)268-7671, (402) 268-6941, (402) 268-6081, (or (402)-366-8012
This winter the museum has had some updates, Floors were fixed in both buildings, Walls fixed and painted, new curtains in our new Parlor Room, and Bedroom. The newest room is the Circus room is totally new. Donations and Grants were received to do this work. We still have many projects on our list as monies come in. Donations can be sent to Fillmore County Historical Museum PO Box 428 Fairmont, NE 68354
Check out the National Register of Historic Places listings in Fillmore County, Nebraska