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

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Family Friendly Tours Of The Historic Knute and Nicolina Nelson Museum/Home

Guided Tours Tours available 9:00am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday, or by special arrangement.  Call 320-762-0382 or email historic@dchsmn.org for reservations and information. (Office hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.) Location: 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 Guided Tour Admission $5.00 per person/age 11 and younger, $3.00 Schedule group tours and special events in advance. Tours…

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Historic Programs and Presentations For Your Group

HISTORIC PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS There are a variety of programs and presentations offered by the Douglas County Historical Society for enjoyment by local clubs or groups at meetings and get-togethers. The fee for these programs is $35 for a one-half hour daytime meeting presentation. To arrange a program or presentation, contact us at the Douglas…

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Robert W. Brede (1943-1967) – Honored in Virtual Vietnam Project

SP4 Robert W. Brede’s remains rest in the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, Minnesota. You can see his bronze marker and headstone HERE at the Findagrave website.  His parents, Gustave and Alma (Rieck) Brede,  are also buried at Kinkead. Robert “Bob”  W. Brede was born in Todd County, but moved to Alexandria during his childhood and graduated…

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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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Give to the Max Day is November 12, 2015!

Give to the Max Day on November 12, 2015 is a special day to donate to the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS).  Every donation made at the GiveMN.org website on Nov. 12 will also enter the DCHS into drawings to win $1000 or $10,000.  The more donations we receive, the better our chances are of becoming…

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