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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If you want a cozy experience, and delicious, nostalgic treats for the holidays, come to the annual Douglas County Historical Society bake sale at 1219 Nokomis St., Alexandria, MN, 10 am to 2 pm on Dec. 7, 2018. Enjoy the main floor dining room of Knute and Nicolina Nelson´s historic home with a cup of soup and some warm lingonberry cider. Then make your way downstairs for the bake sale action as volunteers demonstrate lefse and krumkaka making, and the tables are overflowing with local favorites.

The No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Family Fun event was held Saturday, October 20, 2018, in our downstairs research library.  Many families enjoyed the event.  Check out the photos and get some Pumpkin Decorating ideas of your own.

A large variety of crafting materials resulted in unique pumpkin decorating.