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Montgomery Area Historical Society

Montgomery was settled in the heart of a beautiful area of tree-covered rolling hills and lakes and streams inmidst of the extensive forest known as "The Big Woods."   Between 1856 and 1860, Czech, German and Irish families began to settle in the area. Within the following 20 years, the number of Czech pioneers settling here made the township the largest Czech-populated area in Minnesota.  The area's Czech heritage continue to play a major role in Montgomery's development and community life.

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2018 Board of Directors: Vice President Dan Roberts, Treasurer Arleen Roberts, President Jim Mladek, and Secretary Jean Keogh Photo courtesy of the Montgomery Messenger
2018 Board of Directors: Vice President Dan Roberts, Treasurer Arleen Roberts, President Jim Mladek, and Secretary Jean Keogh Photo courtesy of the Montgomery Messenger
town of Montgomery, MN was named for General Richard Montgomery, a British military man born in Ireland. Montgomery led American forces in the November 13, 1775, capture of Montreal. At the same time, Benedict Arnold was leading American troops into Quebec under orders from General George Washington. Montgomery and Arnold met up and joined forces, but were not as successful in their second foray as Montgomery had been in Montreal. Montgomery was killed in the December 31, 1775 attempt to overtake Quebec. Seriously injured, Arnold retreated to New York.


-Source: Library of Congress
 
 
 

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Gov. Floyd B. Olson sampling a Kolacky - 1931.  Photo courtesy of the St. Paul Daily News via the Minnesota Historical Society.
Gov. Floyd B. Olson sampling a Kolacky - 1931. Photo courtesy of the St. Paul Daily News via the Minnesota Historical Society.
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Interested in learning more about the history of the Montgomery area, please consider attending a Montgomery Historical Society Meeting!  The mission of the society shall be the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Montgomery area and to relate that history to that of the county of Le Sueur and the State of Minnesota.  Learn more by contacting Jim Mladek, President at 507.364.5659 or Dan Roberts, Vice President at 507.364.7585.

 

 

 

Montgomery Historical Society Forms

Interested in joining, donating or nominating your family if its been in the Montgomery area for over 100 years, please consider completing the correct form:

Attached Document or FileMHS - Membership Form If interested in joining, please complete the membership form and select the appropriate membership type - Individual, Family or Donor.
Attached Document or FileMHS - Declaration of Gift Form If you have personal property that you would like to the donate to the Montgomery Historical Society, please complete the following form.
Attached Document or FileMHS - Centennial Family Awards Program If you and your family has called Montgomery home for over 100 years, please consider applying to be a Centennial Family.
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