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

News

Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Drizzle! Who Can Resist?

Don’t miss our Ethnic Bake Sale on Friday, December 4, 2015,  10 am to 2 pm. Along with our traditional favorites, such as kolachy, lefse, flatbread, krumkaka, pfeffernuss, and spritz, Mary has been finding recipes for delicacies from other countries. Shown below are Triple Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, and French Christmas Cookies.  Recipe below photo: French…

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Is Your Class Reunion Coming Up? We Can Help!

The Douglas County Historical Society can help you with your class reunion! We have senior class lists (1887-present day) Class yearbooks for Alexandria, Brandon and Evansville School information Obituaries for classmates who have passed Alhi Times school newspapers (1924-1973) Alexandria newspapers on microfilm, including sports and school news. Whether you are starting from scratch, or…

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Wanted: Yearbooks and the Alhi Times

We would love to have a complete collection of yearbooks here at the Douglas County Historical Society as a research resource.  Our oldest “yearbook” is from 1900, and we are in great shape sequentially until we get to more modern times! We are looking for:  Jefferson High School Alexian Yearbooks 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 1999,…

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Meet the Author Event: David M. Krueger

Meet the Author:  Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America, by David M. Krueger. Place:  (note change of venue) Nelson Gables, 1220 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 in the Governor’s Room. (Located across Nokomis street from the Douglas County Historical Society) MAP SHOWING NELSON GABLES When:  October 15, 2015, 7:00 pm David M.…

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Douglas County Cemetery Association Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

Click below to read the Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter for the DCCA.   DCCA FallWinter 2015 – final copy Read exciting information about the Findagrave.com website and Douglas County Cemeteries, check updates about the 5th grade essay contest and its  Oct. 14th, 2015 entry deadline (no pun intended), and discover information about cemetery laws and floral traditions.  The Douglas County Cemetery…

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“Glacial Minnesota Woman” Presentation – Sept. 17, 2015 – Free!

Mystery of the Skeletal Remains Known as “The Lady of the Lake Her bones were discovered during construction of what became a major highway project in 1931. Her skeletal remains rested in what had been a Minnesota glacial lake near Pelican Rapids more than 10,000 years ago. Named Nimuué, “Lady of the Lake,” her story…

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Contest For Douglas County 5th Graders!

The Douglas County Cemetery Association recently announced their 3rd annual Essay Contest for all Douglas County 5th graders with an October 14, 2015 deadline for submissions. Cash Prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for the top 3 essays from each school, including a home-school category. Bonus for essays on Veterans: Veterans groups will select…

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