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

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

Guided Tours Tours available 9:00am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.  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, $2.00 Schedule group tours and special events in advance. Tours can be tailored to…

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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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Solem Church Preservation Association Events for 2017

The Solem Church Preservation Association 2017 events are on the calendar!  If you are interested in historic preservation, country churches, good eating, local Solem township and Kensington history, join us for these three events: (All events held at Solem Lutheran Church in Douglas County, Minnesota.  See map link below.) Sunday, May 7, 2017:  Coming Home…

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Genealogy Internet Workshops Spring 2017 at DCHS

This spring, the Douglas County Historical Society offers Genealogy Internet Workshops. Read about on this page from the Spring 2017 Douglas County Historical Society newsletter. See complete newsletter here:  Spring newsletter 2017 Choose which workshops you’d like to attend, each is an individual class.  The fee for each 2 hour session is $10 for members of DCHS…

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Easter Morning Sunrise Service at the Historic Spruce Hill Church 2017

Come celebrate Easter morning sunrise service at the historic Spruce Hill Church, in Douglas County, Minnesota. Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017 Time: 6:00 am Location: 13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE, Alexandria, Minnesota 56319 Pastor Ralph Erickson will lead the service. Music will be provided by Emily Larson on piano and Bill Riggs on trumpet. Tim…

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Spring 2017 Newsletter for DCHS MN

The Spring 2017 Newsletter for the Douglas County Historical Society MN features our activities calendar for a busy spring.  Highlights include dates for a series of online genealogy research “how-to” workshops, the April 29th Bootleggers’ Bash details, and the April 16th Spruce Hill Easter Sunrise Service information. We’re all coming out of hibernation, and ready for…

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Bootleggers Bash – April 29, 2017, Alexandria, MN

We are excited to announce our 4th Annual Bootleggers Bash Fundraiser for the Douglas County MN Historical Society, April 29, 2017! Guests will love the new venue –  “The Barn” located at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Minnesota. Tickets available for purchase on our website HERE, or by visiting one of the locations shown at…

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Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, Spruce Hill Church, December 18, 2016

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 18, 2016, 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. Most of the service will consist of congregational singing of favorite Christmas carols. Additional activities: Reading of the Christmas story, a song sung in Norwegian,…

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