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

Events

“Glacial Minnesota Woman” Presentation – Sept. 17, 2015 – Free!

Mystery of the Skeletal Remains Known as “The Lady of the Lake Her bones were discovered during construction of what became a major highway project in 1931. Her skeletal remains rested in what had been a Minnesota glacial lake near Pelican Rapids more than 10,000 years ago. Named Nimuué, “Lady of the Lake,” her story…

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Contest For Douglas County 5th Graders!

The Douglas County Cemetery Association recently announced their 3rd annual Essay Contest for all Douglas County 5th graders with an October 14, 2015 deadline for submissions. Cash Prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for the top 3 essays from each school, including a home-school category. Bonus for essays on Veterans: Veterans groups will select…

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DCHS Newsletter, Winter 2014/2015, and Event Calendar

We have some fun activities coming up in 2015. Check out our Winter Newsletter and Event Calendar at the link below. Winter Newsletter 2014:2015 Some highlights: Calendar of upcoming events Bean Soup luncheon at Nelson Gables, Feb. 17, 2015 Bringing back the “Bootlegger Bash” April 25, 2015 Volunteer opportunity: Oral history interviews Photos from our…

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Holly Jolly Kids’ Christmas!

Come enjoy a Holly Jolly Kids’ Christmas at the Douglas County Historical Society!  (1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota) Saturday December 13, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Share a fun holiday activity with those special kids in your life!  $10 per child includes several holiday activities, treats and cider.  Reservations: 320-762-0382.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, Annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Open House

Welcome to our annual DCHS Bake Sale and Open House, Friday, December 5th, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations at the historic Knute  and Nicolina Nelson House, 1219 Nokomis St., Alexandria, MN 56308. Watch live demonstrations of lefse and krumkake, shop for ethnic delicacies such as Bohemian kolaches, rosettes, spritz, Scandinavian almond…

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Give to the Max Day, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Douglas County Historical Society is a non-profit organization which relies on your donations to support  programs, preservation, research and the Knute Nelson House and Spruce Hill Church.  For a quick and easy way to make a donation and support our programs, click on the GiveMN.org link below:

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Fall Calendar Updates

The Calendar of Events for this fall is found in the Fall 2014 Newsletter. We have one change: The Nov. 18, 2014 “Minnesota’s Lost Towns” presentation from 1 – 3 pm has been cancelled.  Take a look at the other upcoming events and call 320-762-0382 for more information: Oct. 28, 2014: Stories of Douglas County…

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Calling all Douglas Co. 5th graders (and those that love them)

The Douglas County Cemetery Association (DCCA) announces their 2nd annual Essay Contest for all interested 5th grade students in Douglas County, Minnesota.  Three students from each school, and the home school category, will receive monetary prizes of $75, $50 and $25. The essay contest is titled, What Stories Can the Stones Tell? The announcement of…

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