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




2020 Scarecrow Winners Announced!

The results are in…

What an amazing year for scarecrows! Our entries this year were the most creative we’ve seen yet, ranging from the tallest to the smallest. Voter turnout was also the highest yet. We’re happy that so many people enjoyed this year’s contest, and we hope you’re all planning your scarecrow (or carecrow, if you’re friends with the birds!) for next year.


The winners for the 2020 Scarecrow Contest are…


First places goes to DAC Diva, made by everyone at the Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center
Second place goes to Slender Man, made by Danny Sieve, Ginger Maynard, & Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors
Third place goes to Baby Boo, made by the Alexandria Jaycees.


Thank you to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more fun from your friends at the Douglas County Historical Society.