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Little Free Library Comes to the Museum

The Fillmore Historical Museum at 340 Main Street is happy to be the site of the one of the Little Free Libraries in Fillmore.


Built by Jack Stethem, a Museum Board of Directors member, it is a replica of the 1906 Ira and Kate Hinckley House which is part of the Museum Historical Park.  Dr. Hinckley was one of the first dentists in Fillmore and his son, Lawrence Hinckley, was a renowned local artist and ran the Artists’ Barn Studio.


The late and sorely missed, Marie Wren started the Little Free Library initiative in Fillmore with a model of Fillmore’s Southern Pacific depot, built by Jack Stethem. The Depot is also one of the buildings at the Historical Park.


Little Free Library is an international nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.  Stop by and “take a book, leave a book.”  More information on Little Free Libraries can be found at

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