History Story

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    The 1918 Red Cross Quilt

    Have you seen the 1918 Red Cross Quilt at the Douglas County Historical Society? Today, in honor of National Quilting Day, we’d like to tell you about this amazing quilt […]

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    COVID-19 Self-History Interview

    Everyone’s experience matters. Your history matters. Help us record your history. With events being as momentous as they are in Minnesota, we’d like to offer a tool in the form […]

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    The 500 Block Fire – Feb 25, 2020

    Feb. 25, 2020 Today, Alexandria lost a piece of our historic heart on Broadway. Some lost their businesses; some lost their homes. Right now, we are thankful that it appears […]

  • Alexandria’s Famous “Molly the Cow” Is Traveling Again, As “Flat Molly”

    In 1909, mischievous Alexandria high school students carried out a series of Halloween pranks after school hours, which included leading Molly the Cow into the school and up the steps […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Annual Meeting

    August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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.