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

Posts by Knute

Transfer Books and Land Records

In November, the staff at the Douglas County Historical Society was excited to find room again for the Douglas County Land Transfer Books, showing land transactions from the late 1800’s to the 1960’s. These show the transfer of land from owner to owner, both farmland in rural townships, and platted land and lots around the lakes, in towns…

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Where Did My Ancestors Live? Where was the farm? The cabin?

People who request research assistance often wish to know the location of the places where their ancestors lived in Douglas County.  We have several wonderful resources to help us find that information.  To see more of our Research Library Resources, click HERE. Family Maps of Douglas County, MN – Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd,…

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Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Drizzle! Who Can Resist?

Don’t miss our Ethnic Bake Sale on Friday, December 4, 2015,  10 am to 2 pm. Along with our traditional favorites, such as kolachy, lefse, flatbread, krumkaka, pfeffernuss, and spritz, Mary has been finding recipes for delicacies from other countries. Shown below are Triple Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, and French Christmas Cookies.  Recipe below photo: French…

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Is Your Class Reunion Coming Up? We Can Help!

The Douglas County Historical Society can help you with your class reunion! We have senior class lists (1887-present day) Class yearbooks for Alexandria, Brandon and Evansville School information Obituaries for classmates who have passed Alhi Times school newspapers (1924-1973) Alexandria newspapers on microfilm, including sports and school news. Whether you are starting from scratch, or…

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Give to the Max Day is November 12, 2015!

Give to the Max Day on November 12, 2015 is a special day to donate to the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS).  Every donation made at the GiveMN.org website on Nov. 12 will also enter the DCHS into drawings to win $1000 or $10,000.  The more donations we receive, the better our chances are of becoming…

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Wanted: Yearbooks and the Alhi Times

We would love to have a complete collection of yearbooks here at the Douglas County Historical Society as a research resource.  Our oldest “yearbook” is from 1900, and we are in great shape sequentially until we get to more modern times! We are looking for:  Jefferson High School Alexian Yearbooks 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 1999,…

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Meet the Author Event: David M. Krueger

Meet the Author:  Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America, by David M. Krueger. Place:  (note change of venue) Nelson Gables, 1220 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 in the Governor’s Room. (Located across Nokomis street from the Douglas County Historical Society) MAP SHOWING NELSON GABLES When:  October 15, 2015, 7:00 pm David M.…

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