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


Easter Morning Sunrise Service at the Historic Spruce Hill Church

Come celebrate Easter morning sunrise service at the historic Spruce Hill Church, in Douglas County, Minnesota. Date: Sunday, March 27, 2016 Time: 6:00 am Location:  13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE, Alexandria, Minnesota 56319 Details: Pastor Ralph Erickson of the Rose City Evangelical Free Church will lead the service.  Emily Larson will be the pianist…

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DCHS Roof Repair Fundraising – Herberger’s Community Days Coupon Booklets – Feb. 2016

Douglas County Historical Society is fundraising with the Herberger’s Community Days Coupon Booklet. Proceeds will repair the roof of the historic Senator Knute and Nicoline Nelson house, our headquarters located at 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN. Get your Herberger’s Coupon Book in advance, either online, or at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota for $5.…

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Senator Knute Nelson’s Favorite Bean Soup – 2016 Update

The Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, Minnesota, has a long-standing annual tradition of serving Sen. Knute Nelson‘s favorite bean soup. Feb. 16, 2016, 11:30 to 1:30 Nelson Gables, Governor’s Room, 1220 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 Come and enjoy this delicious soup plus a sandwich and dessert, for only $9 in advance, or $10 at the…

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December 27, 2015 Christmas Service at Spruce Hill Church

Welcome Everyone to the annual Christmas Service at Spruce Hill Church in NE Douglas County, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society MN. Details: December 27, 2015, Sunday afternoon. Musical Prelude at 1:30 pm (piano, organ and flute pre-service music) Service Starts 2:00 pm (reading of the Christmas story, congregation hymn sing, vocal solo, mandolin…

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Amazon Smile – Do Your Online Shopping and Benefit DCHS!

Now you can do your online Christmas shopping at, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of each purchase to the Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, Minnesota. No extra cost to you, but a generous benefit for us as a Non-Profit! Thank you for your support!  Click the link below. – Start shopping!  

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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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