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


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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Annual Membership Meeting – Douglas County Historical Society, Tues. Apr. 17, 5:30 pm at 1219 Nokomis, Alexandria, MN

Annual Membership Meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society (Minnesota) The annual membership meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society (Minnesota) will be held Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 pm at the Sen. Knute and Nicolina Nelson home, 1219 Nokomis, Alexandria, Minnesota, headquarters of the DCHS. This unique museum home is well-loved and inviting, a welcoming…

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DCHS Newsletter, Winter 2017-2018

Click this link to open the Douglas County Historical Society Winter Newsletter 2017-2018 DCHS Winter Newsletter 2017-2018 Take a look and see what we’ve been up to this winter! CANCELLED Date set for Feb. 3 Hot Dish Bake Off at Fat Daddy’s in Alexandria, MN 11:00 to 1:30 Book a program/presentation for your organization – programs…

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Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, Spruce Hill Church, December 17, 2017

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 17, 2017, 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. Come enjoy this Spruce Hill, Douglas County, Minnesota tradition where everyone is welcome. Lynn Olson will play the organ, Bonnie and Emily Larson will…

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History and Hotdish – DCHS Newsletter, Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 DCHS Newsletter brings you upcoming events, local history, an article about DNA and genealogy, and of course, GOODIES!  Our fundraising opportunities include ready-to-bake pies for only $10 each for Thanksgiving, our Annual Bake Sale on Dec. 1, and a February HOT DISH event in Alexandria, not to be missed!  What could be…

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Summer Newsletter 2017 Douglas County Historical Society

  Minnesota has two seasons – winter and road construction – as true then as it is now.   N. J. Trenham’s photo studio in Alexandria. We can thank him for many of the earliest photos taken in Douglas County, MN. Studio located between 5th and 6th, on the east side of Broadway. Check out our…

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