Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota

Welcome to the Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota


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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: 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. […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The 1918 Red Cross Quilt

    The 1918 Red Cross Quilt

    Have you seen the 1918 Red Cross Quilt at the Douglas County Historical Society? Today, in honor of National Quilting Day, we’d like to tell you about this amazing quilt […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: COVID-19 Self-History Interview

    COVID-19 Self-History Interview

    Everyone’s experience matters. Your history matters. Help us record your history. With events being as momentous as they are in Minnesota, we’d like to offer a tool in the form […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The 500 Block Fire – Feb 25, 2020

    The 500 Block Fire – Feb 25, 2020

    Feb. 25, 2020 Today, Alexandria lost a piece of our historic heart on Broadway. Some lost their businesses; some lost their homes. Right now, we are thankful that it appears […]

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!!! 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.