Become a Member

Your membership:

  • Supports the activities and programs of the Douglas County Historical Society.
  • Gives you a free day’s research in our archives, with discounted rates after.
  • Gives you free admission to our paid classes and programs, like our Genetic Genealogy and DNA Kit programs.
  • Keeps you “in the know” with the quarterly newsletter along with updates on current programs and events.
  • Helps us maintain and grow our resources and programs.


Call 320-762-0382 or email to join today!  You can join over the phone and pay with credit card. 

As a non-profit, memberships and donations make up most of our income to help continue our valuable work.


Levels of membership include:

Single One-Year Membership ……….. $30

Family One-Year Membership .……… $50


Sustaining Pledges:

Pledges of cash contributions, with membership benefits, may be paid over a multi-year period to take advantage of maximum charitable deductions. These memberships are referred to as “Sustainer” Memberships towards a larger contribution and include a lifetime membership.

Patron ………………. $500

Funder ……………… $1000

Sons of Norway Group in Alexandria, Minnesota in the backyard of Knute and Nicoline Nelson’s home in Alexandria.

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  Thank you for your understanding. Immediate concerns may be emailed to


  • Office Hours:
  • M-F,  8:30-5:00


  • Tours:
  • M-F, 9:00 – 3:00
  • $5/adult, $3/child.
  • Schedule group tours in advance.