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


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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An Easy Way to Support Douglas County Historical Society – Thrivent and Amazon Customers

Thrivent Financial and customers can support the Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, Minnesota in an easy, cost free way. Thrivent encourages members to designate a local non-profit to receive charitable giving funds distributed by Thrivent at the member’s request.  It’s as easy as logging in to their website, or contacting your Thrivent agent. …

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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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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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