COVID19 Response:

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:
  • M-F,  9-4


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




Business & Community Sponsorships

Thank you, Sponsors!

The Douglas County Historical Society is the only place on Earth where so much of our local history can be found organized in a single archive. No internet search produces the local information, records, photographs, and artifacts we preserve.

Community sponsorships may seem like a small gift to you, but they make a large impact on a non-profit organization – especially a small, local one like ours.

$20 helps us purchase 50 archival quality photo sleeves for some of our 100+ year old photographs. $100 dollars raised may cover a utility bill. $200 covers the cost of binding for six months of newspaper archives. $1000 may cover a maintenance or restoration project on the Knute Nelson House, the historic property where DCHS resides today.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following Community Sponsors:

Governor’s Gold ($1000+)

Integrity Title


Silver ($500)

Sanford Health


Bronze ($250+)

Alomere Health

Gardonville Telephone Association

Central Specialties, Inc

Geneva Capital

Bremer Bank

XS Consulting

Douglas Machine