Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0382


Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, Spruce Hill Church, December 16, 2018

Welcome Everyone to the annual Christmas Service at Spruce Hill Church in NE Douglas County, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society MN. Details: December 16, 2018, 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. Come enjoy this Spruce Hill, Douglas County, Minnesota tradition where everyone is welcome. Emily Larson will lead us on the piano, the Christmas story…

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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…

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October 2018 Douglas County Historical Society MN Scarecrow Contest

We are excited to announce we are hosting our first Douglas County Historical Society Scarecrow Contest. We would like to personally invite any and all community members to consider entering as some of our first participants. A scarecrow team can be comprised of any combination of individuals, clubs, businesses, groups, families, or even an individual…

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Summer 2018 Newsletter for DCHS MN

Click here to read the Summer Newsletter, 2018 The Summer 2018 Newsletter for the Douglas County Historical Society was in the mail to our DCHS Members this week. Take a look at the many activities and groups that have utilized the resources, employees and volunteers of DCHS this spring and early summer, as we continue…

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Spruce Hill Church Summer Song Fest, Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy the Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest at the beautiful, historic Spruce Hill Lutheran Church in northeast Douglas County, Minnesota. Sunday, July 15, 2018, starts at 2:00 pm 2:00 pm – Lively music by Lynn Olson and friends 2:30 The Gordon Men’s Chorus will sing and then lead us in our favorite hymns.…

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Knute Nelson Organization Celebrates 70 years! (1948-2018)

After Sen. Knute and Nicolina Nelson’s daughter Ida died in 1942, the historic Knute Nelson House and surrounding property were donated to the First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Minnesota, to be used for a nursing and care home. This founding of the Knute Nelson Nursing home was finalized in 1948, when the first residents moved…

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