Anonymous donors to match donations to historical museum over 3 months

Published 5:03 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

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The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village’s Executive Director Stephanie Kibler and board of directors President Tony Segura on Thursday announced that the nonprofit received a three-month $10,000 challenge grant from anonymous donors. The grant will match dollar-for-dollar all donations from supporters March 1 through May 30.

“Whether it’s installing a remarkable exhibit of the highest quality, helping children experience history through tours and hands-on activities, or offering lectures and programming year round,” Kibler said, “everything that FCHM does is made possible by our loyal supporters. Their generosity of support in time and treasure makes it possible for us to continue to build the future by preserving the past. We are extremely grateful for our anonymous donors to invest in our organization in a way that encourages others to offer their support.”

Donations can be made online at, by calling the museum with your credit card, on Venmo, by USPS or by stopping in the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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The nonprofit Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village started in 1948 and collects, preserves and tells the story of Freeborn County’s past through museum exhibits, research, collections, tours and educational programs. It is at 1031 Bridge Ave. and can be reached at 507-373-8003.