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.




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 historic@dchsmn.org 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.