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

News

Bootleggers Bash 2017 – Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all who helped make The Bootleggers’ Bash Annual Fundraiser a roaring (20’s) success! Thank you table sponsors, prize donors, the band, photographer, attendees who really got into the spirit of the event, and the staff and volunteers who donated their time and talents before, during and after the party. The photos…

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Family Files at the Douglas County Historical Society – Is Your Family Name Here?

One of the treasures at the Douglas County Historical Society MN, is our collection of Family Files.  These files contain information collected by our researchers and by family members over the decades. They may include: Local newspaper clippings Photos Family genealogies and histories submitted by other descendants Biographies from local history publications Records from the County.…

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Douglas County Oral History Recordings Project – Updating our Cassettes to Digital Files

Audio mp3 files of Oral History Recordings Available  Beginning in the 1970’s, volunteers from the Douglas County Historical Society MN realized the importance of interviewing local residents, preserving their memories and histories.  Cassette recorders in hand, the interviewers asked questions about the lives and experiences of many residents.  Most of these interviews were typed/transcribed, and the written records placed…

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Family Friendly Tours Of The Historic Knute and Nicolina Nelson Museum/Home

Guided Tours Tours available 9:00am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday, or by special arrangement.  Call 320-762-0382 or email historic@dchsmn.org for reservations and information. (Office hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.) Location: 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 Guided Tour Admission $5.00 per person/age 11 and younger, $3.00 Schedule group tours and special events in advance. Tours…

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Robert W. Brede (1943-1967) – Honored in Virtual Vietnam Project

SP4 Robert W. Brede’s remains rest in the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, Minnesota. You can see his bronze marker and headstone HERE at the Findagrave website.  His parents, Gustave and Alma (Rieck) Brede,  are also buried at Kinkead. Robert “Bob”  W. Brede was born in Todd County, but moved to Alexandria during his childhood and graduated…

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Solem Church Preservation Association Events for 2017

The Solem Church Preservation Association 2017 events are on the calendar!  If you are interested in historic preservation, country churches, good eating, local Solem township and Kensington history, join us for these three events: (All events held at Solem Lutheran Church in Douglas County, Minnesota.  See map link below.) Sunday, May 7, 2017:  Coming Home…

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Genealogy Internet Workshops Spring 2017 at DCHS

This spring, the Douglas County Historical Society offers Genealogy Internet Workshops. Read about on this page from the Spring 2017 Douglas County Historical Society newsletter. See complete newsletter here:  Spring newsletter 2017 Choose which workshops you’d like to attend, each is an individual class.  The fee for each 2 hour session is $10 for members of DCHS…

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Easter Morning Sunrise Service at the Historic Spruce Hill Church 2017

Come celebrate Easter morning sunrise service at the historic Spruce Hill Church, in Douglas County, Minnesota. Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017 Time: 6:00 am Location: 13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE, Alexandria, Minnesota 56319 Pastor Ralph Erickson will lead the service. Music will be provided by Emily Larson on piano and Bill Riggs on trumpet. Tim…

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