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

Summer Newsletter 2017 Douglas County Historical Society

  Minnesota has two seasons – winter and road construction – as true then as it is now.   N. J. Trenham’s photo studio in Alexandria. We can thank him for many of the earliest photos taken in Douglas County, MN. Studio located between 5th and 6th, on the east side of Broadway. Check out our…

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Bootleggers Bash 2017 – Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all who helped make The Bootleggers’ Bash Annual Fundraiser a roaring (20’s) success! Thank you table sponsors, prize donors, the band, photographer, attendees who really got into the spirit of the event, and the staff and volunteers who donated their time and talents before, during and after the party. The photos…

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Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest, Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy the Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest at the beautiful, historic Spruce Hill Lutheran Church in northeast Douglas County, Minnesota. Sunday, July 23, 2017, starts at 2:00 pm 2:00 pm – Lynn Olson and friends will provide pre-service music. 2:30 The Gordon Men’s Chorus will sing and lead us in our favorite hymns. Following…

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Family Files at the Douglas County Historical Society – Is Your Family Name Here?

One of the treasures at the Douglas County Historical Society MN, is our collection of Family Files.  These files contain information collected by our researchers and by family members over the decades. They may include: Local newspaper clippings Photos Family genealogies and histories submitted by other descendants Biographies from local history publications Records from the County.…

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Douglas County Oral History Recordings Project – Updating our Cassettes to Digital Files

Audio mp3 files of Oral History Recordings Available  Beginning in the 1970’s, volunteers from the Douglas County Historical Society MN realized the importance of interviewing local residents, preserving their memories and histories.  Cassette recorders in hand, the interviewers asked questions about the lives and experiences of many residents.  Most of these interviews were typed/transcribed, and the written records placed…

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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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