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
Hours
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: historic@dchsmn.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Classes Held at the Douglas County, MN Library Meeting Room:

Me and My DNA #2 - Starting Genetic Genealogy

October 17, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the Douglas County MN Library
Click HERE for Details - Learn more about your DNA results and DNA matches

Me and My DNA #3 - Building Trees to Solve Mysteries

October 24, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the Douglas County MN Library
Click HERE for Details - Learn more about your DNA results and build family trees to figure out your matches.

Family Oral Histories: Anyone can do it!

November 4, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Douglas County Library, MN

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.

LARGE MEETING ROOM, program given as partnership between DCHS and the Douglas County Library:
Save Grandma’s stories before they’re gone – It’s an important task, but it can be an overwhelming one. ANYONE can make an impactful Oral History that will preserve precious memories and experiences for generations to come. The holidays are just around the corner, making for a perfect opportunity to record the stories of family members you may only see once a year. In this program we will cover a Beginner’s best practices for recording oral histories, how to encourage good storytelling through good listening, what questions to ask, and how to healthily and constructively move through difficult moments.

Douglas County Historical Society Annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Cozy Open House

December 6, 2019, Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Douglas County Historical Society MN, 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota.  More info to come.