Freeborn County Historical Society in Albert Lea Minnesota

Address and phone number for Freeborn County Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea MN.

Freeborn County Historical Society
1031 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 56007
Wed-Sat 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

About the Freeborn County Historical Society

The Freeborn County Historical Society, located in Albert Lea, MN, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Albert Lea. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Freeborn County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Albert Lea Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Albert Lea public records
  • Albert Lea historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Albert Lea, MN
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Albert Lea Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Freeborn County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Albert Lea museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Albert Lea.

Local Albert Lea History

In Albert Lea, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Albert Lea. In collaboration with Minnesota Historical Societies, the Freeborn County Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Albert Lea history. These programs provide historical information about Albert Lea communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Freeborn County Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Freeborn County Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Minnesota state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of MN historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Albert Lea Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Albert Lea schools.

Contact the Freeborn County Historical Society

You may contact the Freeborn County Historical Society by calling 507-373-6965, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Freeborn County Historical Society, 1031 Bridge Avenue, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 56007.

Map of Freeborn County Historical Society in Albert Lea Minnesota

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