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

News

Need Genealogy Assistance?

While we specialize in Douglas County MN Genealogy here at DCHS, our researchers are knowledgable in a wide variety of other resources and in using online sources. Make an appointment to come in and visit us, bring your information and let us help you overcome your genealogy “brick walls”. Click HERE to see our contact…

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Third Annual Bootleggers Bash, April 30th, 2016

Join us for the 3rd Annual Bootleggers Bash on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Carlos Creek Winery. Bigger and better than ever, the Bootleggers Bash is a 1920’s speakeasy-themed dance and dinner held at the beautiful Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN. Live dance music for the evening is performed…

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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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Preserving Douglas County MN History – Thank you Thrivent!

A big thank you to Thrivent and DCHS Volunteer Mary New, for helping us preserve Douglas County History! The mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to “discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the county and its people.” People from Douglas County MN, or with Douglas County roots, donate family and historic items that need special…

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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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