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.




Scarecrow Contest 2020

It’s time for the 3rd Annual DCHS Scarecrow Contest! We’re looking for a group of friendly scarecrows to help get folks into the harvest spirit!

Open to any groups, businesses, clubs, families, or individuals. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes. Scarecrows will be displayed on the lawn next to the Douglas County Historical Society. Scarecrows must be display ready and family friendly! $5 entry fee to be split among winners. Posts provided.

October 12-23: Drop off your scarecrow during DCHS business hours with a $5 entry fee. (M-F, 9-4)
October 26-30: Vote on our Facebook page or at our location for your favorite scarecrow!
October 31: Winners announced on Facebook and DCHSMN.ORG