COVID19 Response:

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 would like to do research in-person, please call or email ahead to arrange an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

Immediate needs may be emailed to brittany.johnson@dchsmn.org.


  • Office Hours:
  • M-F,  9-4


  • Tours:
  • Currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.




Third Annual Bootleggers Bash, April 30th, 2016

Join us for the 3rd Annual Bootleggers Bash on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Carlos Creek Winery.

Bigger and better than ever, the Bootleggers Bash is a 1920’s speakeasy-themed dance and dinner held at the beautiful Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN. Live dance music for the evening is performed by the Night Owls.
18th amendmentIn addition to great dancing and music, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, vintage car displays, portrait photography, live auction, costume contest and many other fun activities.

white dress, car

This event is hosted by the Douglas County Historical Society. Proceeds from this event will help replace the roof of the historic Senator Knute and Nicolina Nelson home, headquarters of the Douglas County Historical Society, located in Alexandria, MN.

Ticket prices are:
$30 individual
$50 couple
$200 for a table of 8

For more information or to purchase tickets:
Douglas County Historical Society (320) 762-0382

Tickets also available at these Douglas County locations:  Elden’s Fresh Foods, Carlos Creek Winery, Klinder Processing and Lake Country Meats.

girls selling stuff