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.




Bean Soup Luncheon, Feb. 16, 2016 – Fun, Delicious, and for a Good Cause!

Come enjoy a delicious bowl of Senator Knute Nelson’s favorite Senate Bean Soup, still served today in Washington, D.C.  Take-out containers available, and frozen soup can be purchased.  Proceeds go to the Douglas County Historical Society, to support the preservation of the history of Douglas County, Minnesota.
Bean soup flyer 2016