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

DCHS Roof Repair Fundraising – Herberger’s Community Days Coupon Booklets – Feb. 2016

Douglas County Historical Society is fundraising with the Herberger’s Community Days Coupon Booklet. Proceeds will repair the roof of the historic Senator Knute and Nicoline Nelson house, our headquarters located at 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN. Get your Herberger’s Coupon Book in advance, either online, or at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota for $5.…

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Preserving Douglas County MN History – Thank you Thrivent!

A big thank you to Thrivent and DCHS Volunteer Mary New, for helping us preserve Douglas County History! The mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to “discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the county and its people.” People from Douglas County MN, or with Douglas County roots, donate family and historic items that need special…

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Senator Knute Nelson’s Favorite Bean Soup – 2016 Update

The Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, Minnesota, has a long-standing annual tradition of serving Sen. Knute Nelson‘s favorite bean soup. Feb. 16, 2016, 11:30 to 1:30 Nelson Gables, Governor’s Room, 1220 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 Come and enjoy this delicious soup plus a sandwich and dessert, for only $9 in advance, or $10 at the…

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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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