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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Be sure to check out our DCHS MN Spring 2019 Newsletter here:  Spring 2019 Newsletter
After a cold and snowy winter, the weather is warming up and so are the Spring and Summer activities at the Douglas County Historical Society, MN. Check out our Spring 2019 Newsletter for an update on some of our recent activities, and mark your calendars with some special events that DCHS MN is sponsoring.

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

May 1, 2019 – Purposeful Pints fundraiser for DCHS MN at Copper Trail Brewing Co. Alexandria, MN

April 16, 2019 – Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. – DCHS MN Annual Meeting at 1219 Nokomis, Alexandria, MN – Appetizers and Wine, all members invited.

April 21, 2019 – Sunday at 6:00 am – Spruce Hill Easter Sunrise Service at Spruce Hill Church Historic Site

May 11, 2019 – 8 to 4 – Garage Sale at DCHS MN, 1219 Nokomis St., Alexandria, MN

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019, at 10-11 a.m.,  or May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019 at 5-6 p.m. – DNA classes for Beginners, 4 sessions, Free for Historical Society Members, class sizes limited, reserve your spot by calling 320-762-0382.

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

Knute Nelson Statues in front of the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul.