Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village

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Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village
1031 Bridge Ave N
Albert Lea, MN 56007


Established in 1948, the Freeborn County Historical Society consists of a museum, research library & village.

The Museum showcases over 40 exhibits featuring businesses, destinations and artifacts. The Museum features a turquoise truck owned by actress Marion Ross (Happy Days, That 70's Show, Spongebob Squarepants), who lived in Albert Lea for much of her youth as well as a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from rockabilly guitarist and accomplished singer/songwriter Eddie Cochran (’Summertime Blues, ‘C’mon Everybody’).

The Village, with 18 buildings dating from the 1850s to the early 1900s takes you back to a time when eight grades were educated in one room, the general store covered needs not found in the vegetable garden, and one horse-power was a luxury. In addition to the historic buildings, the Village features a large collection of antique farming equipment.

Hours & Dates


  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Museum & Library Open Year Round
Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
2nd Saturday of each month 11am - 3pm

Village Open May 1 - September 30, Wednesday - Friday from 10am-4pm.


Adults $7.50; Children 16 and under $2.00

Group Rates available

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