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    ATTN: Food Trucks/Food Vendors! Park at DCHS!

    Attention local food trucks/food vendors! With the current Stay Safe Order keeping our doors closed to guests, we’ve got a big empty parking lot on Nokomis Street. Seems a shame […]

  • Historic photo showing a memorial day parade through alexandria, MN in 1903

    Memorial Day 2020

    Cancelled doesn’t mean forgotten… And there’s ways for you to honor Memorial Day and our fallen service members at home or while safely social distancing. Memorial Day began as Decoration […]

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    2nd Scarecrow Contest Announced!

    Open to any groups, businesses, clubs, families, or individuals. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prizes. Scarecrows will be displayed on the lawn next to the Douglas County […]

  • DNA For Beginners – Resources and Links for Research

    This page is a supplement to the DNA For Beginners Classes, Spring 2019 at DCHS MN. Session 1:  Understanding Centimorgans and other Definitions  This DNA Vocabulary List is a starting […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Scarecrow Contest Drop Off Days

    October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 30 @ 4:00 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.