Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0382

Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria Minnesota

The non-profit Society was founded in 1976.  Staff and volunteers welcome you to our family-friendly museum, genealogy and research library, and locale for your special group events in the historic residence of Senator Knute Nelson.  The mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the county and its people.

douglas county historical society office/museum
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30-4:00pm
Public Research Center Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:00pm
Guided House Tours Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 3:00pm

Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-0382   email:
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Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 - DCHS Winter Fundraiser: Our Annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Open House!  

Event For December:

December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm is the date and time for the annual Spruce Hill Church Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, a Douglas County tradition where everyone is welcome. Lynn Olson will play the organ, Bonnie and Emily Larson will provide piano music, Vange Anderson will sing and Jerry Martin will play a mandolin solo. The Christmas story will be read. Favorite carols will be sung by the congregation. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. To learn more about this historic site, check out this webpage:
Questions? Call (320) 762-0382 or contact us via email at