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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.




Gift Shop – Books of Historical Interest

Gift Shop & Books of Historical Interest

StoreMany authors have visited the Douglas County Historical Society for research while writing books on genealogy, history, and other topics such as the Kensington Runestone and pioneer days in America.

All merchandise can be purchased with VISA or check. Call (320) 762-0382 for more information. Shipping costs vary.

Tax Included.  25% Member Discount.

Books of Douglas County Historical and/or Genealogical Interest:

Alexandria book coverAlexandria – Images of America, by Barbara Grover, $21.99

Alexandria – Postcard History Series, by Barbara Grover,  $21.99

Douglas County Cemeteries, An Information and Location Guide,  Douglas County Cemetery Association Publication,  $5.00 (Does not include cemetery records, but does include cemetery histories and map locations.)

A Green Hill Close By: Mound Grove Memorial Park, Evansville, Minnesota, by Jane Price McKinnon, Price $5.00

Holmes City 150th, 1858-2008, A Village and Township History, editor Kathryn (Tewes) Johnson, $15.00

The Kensington Runestone:  Compelling New Evidence, Nielsen, Richard & Wolter, Scott $32.00

Legends of the Hills, Pipo, Gabe $15.00

Myths of the Rune Stone, Krueger, David $24.95

Pocket Lake News, Weaver, Bertha (Mike) $20.00

Spruce Hill Remembered, Dahl, Mildred Anderson $50.00

Books of Minnesota Interest:

340909_CV_BigOle.pdf.pdfThe Big Ole Legend: An American Icon with Minnesota Roots, by Marjorie Van Gorp and Julie Zuehlke
Cabin Woolgathering  Dunkin, Beth $9.95
I Will Build Myself a Farm, King, Doris $11.50
Through the Windows of My Heart: Spiritual Poetry, Kuester, Helen $15.00
The Sunset Years, Kuester, Helen $15.00
Rays of Hope: Thoughts and Prayers from a Mother’s Heart, Devotions and Words from the Lord, by Helen Kuester, $15.00
Remembering . . . Life Story Triggers and Memory Essays, Buchheim, Hella $29.95
Unto a Land Most Beautiful, $6.95
We Are Not Alone: Evidences of the Supernatural Among Ordinary People, by Dr. Ben Arlen Johnson $9.85

Recipe Books of Local Interest:

Knute Nelson Cookbook, DCHS $15.00
Sharing Our Best Recipes, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN $10.00

Junior Fiction of Historical Interest:

By Minnesota Author V. G. Hedner:
V.G-Hedner Georgie
1880’s Stagecoach Frenzy, Hedner, V. G. $6.95
Daring Trip through Sioux Land Hedner, V. G` $6.95
Georgie, Farm Boy of the Prairie Hedner, V. G. $6.95
Legendary Ox Cart & the Fur Trade, Hedner, V. G. $6.95


Lois Walfrid Johnson is a children’s book author from Minnesota. We have several books in her Viking Quest series, published between 2003 and 2006.
Viking Quest Series

Viking Quest Series, Johnson, Lois Walfrid $41.61 set/ 5

Individual books in the Viking Quest Series:
Heart of Courage, Johnson, Lois Walfrid $8.50
Invisible Friend, Johnson, Lois Walfrid $8.50
Mystery of the Silver Coins, Johnson, Lois Walfrid $8.50
Raiders From the Sea Johnson, Lois Walfrid $8.50
Raider’s Promise, Johnson, Lois Walfrid $8.50

From the Adventures of the North Woods Series, by Lois Walfrid Johnson:
The Disappearing Stranger, Lois Walfrid Johnson, $8.50.

Special Clearance Items

Close the Door Gently, Erling Rolfsrud ($5 originally) $FREE
This Was Our Livelihood- Vol 2, DCHS ($13 originally) $5
Portraits By Magel, by Magel Boyd, DCHS ($42.50 originally) $15

List updated Feb. 2016