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.




Summer Newsletter 2017 Douglas County Historical Society


Minnesota has two seasons – winter and road construction – as true then as it is now.  

N. J. Trenham’s photo studio in Alexandria. We can thank him for many of the earliest photos taken in Douglas County, MN. Studio located between 5th and 6th, on the east side of Broadway.

Check out our Summer Newsletter for the latest happenings at Douglas County Historical Society.

Summer Newsletter, 2017


  • July 21, Spruce Hill Church Summer Song Fest and Picnic, 2:00 pm.
  • August 24 Yard Sale Fundraiser at Knute and Nicolina Nelson’s house, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. at 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota.
  • Yard Sale Donation Drop Off Days: August 10, 15, 17 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – 1219 Nokomis St. (Our DCHS headquarters)
  • February 3, 2018 – First Annual Douglas County Hot Dish Cook-Off Contest and Fundraiser (Planning Committee wanted)
  • Latest news from the Research Department – it’s been a busy spring! Research requests from Sweden, Texas, Alaska and more.
  • Volunteer Paul Arnesen, MD, writes about his recent Freedom Flight experience to Washington DC.