Douglas County Historical Society, MN

Welcome to the Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota

!!! IMPORTANT !!!

COVID19 Response:
Per governor order, we will be unable to give tours until further notice. We are happy to take research requests via email at historic@dchsmn.org or phone at 320-762-0382. If you need to do research in-person, please call ahead. 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.


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.

 

 

 

Recent Posts

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    Submit Your Recipes for the Hotdish Bake-Along!

    The Douglas County Historical Society will be hosting the 3rd Annual Hotdish Bake-Off and Silent Auction Fundraiser – but this year the event will look different. Instead of an in-person…

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    Announcing the Youth Biography Contest!

    Youth Biography Contest: 1. Open to grades 6-12th. Entrants will be judged against others of their grade level. Prizes may be awarded (more details soon!) 2. Entrant must live in…

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    The Big Ole Santa Suit – And The Woman Who Made It

    Do YOU remember Big Ole dressed up as Santa Claus? How much fabric do you think the suit required? (Answer at the bottom of this post! No cheating!) Do you…

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    DCHS Bake Sale Update

    It is with regret that DCHS is cancelling our annual Bake Sale this December. Logistical considerations for current COVID-19 restrictions would make it difficult for our volunteer bakers AND our…