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.
-Source: Library of Congress
Gov. Floyd B. Olson sampling a Kolacky - 1931. Photo courtesy of the St. Paul Daily News via the Minnesota Historical Society.
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: