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

News

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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Fall 2014 Newsletter – Douglas County Historical Society

Enjoy the wealth of information in Our Fall 2014 Newsletter, with news, events and an activities schedule. Fall 2014 Newsletter The newsletter includes a huge THANK YOU! to all of those who played a part in the beautiful painting and restoration of the Knute Nelson house exterior this summer.  The reconstructed back porch looks wonderful!  “Back door…

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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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Welcome to our new Corporate Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors are critical to help us with the continuation of projects such as: purchase of microfilm reader, transferring over 1000 oral history tapes from cassettes, transferring VHS tapes to DVDs, scanning slides into cmputer and putting into Power Point program. Thank you to our new Corporate Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Billmark’s Lakes Area Insurance, Carlos Creek…

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Douglas Cty Historical Society Awarded $7000 Grant

The current microfilm reader can no longer be repaired as parts are no longer available. Your contribution will ensure continued research support at DCHS with up-to-date, reliable equipment. Click, Contribute, Change your World DCHS was recently notified by the MN Historical Society that we have been awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant for…

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The Grapevine – Garden Shed

Garden Shed The garden shed is finally a reality. We have received a grant from the Alexandria Rotary for the shed and it will arrive in the spring. We will have regular updates on our progress. The foundation is being done this fall so it will be ready for the shed construction in the spring.

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