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.




Update: 2018 Scarecrow contest voting, Douglas County Historical Society MN

Thank you to all who created these fun scarecrows, and to those who participated with their votes!  The results are in.

1st Place: Ole, by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

2nd Place: ¨No Ifs, Ands or Butts¨ by Real Estate by Jo LLC

3rd Place: Hot Rod Betty by Grand Arbor.


The top three scarecrows – numbers were used in the voting process, and do not indicate the rankings.