Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota

Welcome to the Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota


!!! IMPORTANT !!!

COVID19 Response:
Per governor order, we will be closed until further notice. We are happy to take research requests via email at historic@dchsmn.org.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Immediate needs may be emailed to brittany.johnson@dchsmn.org.

 

We’re proud to be your local resource for historical research and education in Douglas County.

Located in the historic Knute Nelson House in Alexandria, MN, we believe that local history is the cornerstone of our communities.


Recent Posts

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Scarecrow Contest 2020

    Scarecrow Contest 2020

    It’s time for the 3rd Annual DCHS Scarecrow Contest! We’re looking for a group of friendly scarecrows to help get folks into the harvest spirit! Open to any groups, businesses, […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: ATTN: Food Trucks/Food Vendors! Park at DCHS!

    ATTN: Food Trucks/Food Vendors! Park at DCHS!

    Attention local food trucks/food vendors! With the current Stay Safe Order keeping our doors closed to guests, we’ve got a big empty parking lot on Nokomis Street. Seems a shame […]

  • Historic photo showing a memorial day parade through alexandria, MN in 1903

    Memorial Day 2020

    Cancelled doesn’t mean forgotten… And there’s ways for you to honor Memorial Day and our fallen service members at home or while safely social distancing. Memorial Day began as Decoration […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Learning Activity: Meet Molly, the Cow who went through High School

    Learning Activity: Meet Molly, the Cow who went through High School

    No cow in Douglas County is as famous as Molly the Cow. She is quite possibly theo nly cow in all of Douglas County to have gone “through” High School. […]

Upcoming Events

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HOURS

!!! IMPORTANT !!!

COVID19 Response:
Per governor order, we will be closed until further notice. We are happy to take research requests via email at historic@dchsmn.org.  Thank you for your understanding. Immediate concerns may be emailed to brittany.johnson@dchsmn.org.

 

  • Office Hours:
  • M-F,  8:30-5:00

 

  • Tours:
  • M-F, 9:00 – 3:00
  • $5/adult, $3/child.
  • Schedule group tours in advance.