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

Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, Minnesota

Become a member for as little as $30.

The non-profit Society was founded in 1976.  Staff and volunteers welcome you to our family-friendly museum, genealogy and research library, and locale for your special group events in the historic residence of Senator Knute Nelson.  The mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to discover, preserve and disseminate the history of the county and its people.

douglas county historical society office/museum
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30-4:00pm
Public Research Center Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:00pm
Guided House Tours Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 3:00pm

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

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Here’s a quick list of upcoming events, please read the Summer 2019 Newsletter for details:

June 23, 2019 – 1:00 pm – Spruce Hill Church Summerfest Afternoon – Three activities for a fun and interesting afternoon.

July 20, 2019 - Tractor Day at our 1219 Nokomis S. Alexandria, MN location. The fun family event is from 9 to 2.

August 14, 2019 - Look for us at the Douglas County Fair, with heritage activities for all ages.

August 23, 2019 - Rummage sale/fundraiser at the K of C building, Nokomis and 6th, in Alexandria. Clean out those closets before winter, and bring your donations to the Douglas County Historical Society before the sale. See the newsletter for details and item drop-off dates.

In August and October, The Douglas County Historical Society MN is collaborating with the Douglas County Library to present some classes about Beginning DNA. If this topic is of interest to you, check out the newsletter for details.
Our collaboration continues, with a November 4th Oral History “How To” class, so you can save those precious family history stories in your own family.