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

News

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 Amazon.com, 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. Amazon.com – Start shopping!  

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Great Gift Idea!

Are you looking for a gift idea for a special someone?  Barbara Grover has authored two books full of wonderful historic photos and postcards from Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, with interesting and informative text.  We have the books available  for purchase at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis Street.  Stop by and greet Barbara herself.  She can be…

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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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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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