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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 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.




Family Fun October 20, 2018 – Pumpkin Decorating

Our Douglas County Historical Society No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event was enjoyed by many families on a blustery Saturday, October 20, 2018.  For a donation, we provided the pumpkins, craft materials, and the space to get creative. Plus we cleaned up the mess afterwards.  What could be better than that for busy families?  Be sure to contact us to arrange family friendly tours, or small group tours for scouting groups.  Tours can be customized for your group. historic@dchsmn.org or 320-762-0382. Address: Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis St. Alexandria, MN 56308

Check out our tours page here:

Family Friendly Tours Of The Historic Knute and Nicolina Nelson Museum/Home


Lots of different ideas


Families enjoyed a nice cozy place to work.


Creating at the DCHS MN research library downstairs
Families enjoyed helping out their little ones.
A large variety of crafting materials resulted in unique pumpkin decorating.
Pumpkins in our downstairs library space, waiting for their decorators