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

Newsletter Summer 2019 – Douglas County Historical Society, MN

Click this link to read the Summer 2019 Newsletter of the Douglas County Historical Society MN. Summer 2019 Newsletter On the first page, check out our calendar of events, with details in the newsletter. July 20, 2019: Tractor Day at our 1219 Nokomis S. Alexandria, MN location. The fun family event is from 9 to…

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Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest, Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00 pm

Come and enjoy the annual Spruce Hill Summer Song Fest at the beautiful, historic Spruce Hill Church in northeast Douglas County, Minnesota, Sunday, June 23, 2019.  The event starts at 1:00 pm This year’s event includes a special presentation of “Voices from the Hillside: An Anthology on Spruce Hill Church and its Cemetery”. Prose and…

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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 point. If you want to learn more about each term, please use Google for in depth information. DNA Beginning Vocabulary List To understand how closely…

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DCHS MN Newsletter, Spring 2019 Edition

After a cold and snowy winter, the weather is warming up and so are the Spring and Summer activities at the Douglas County Historical Society, MN. Check out our Spring 2019 Newsletter for an update on some of our recent activities, and mark your calendars with some special events that DCHS MN is sponsoring. Here’s…

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Spruce Hill Easter Sunrise Service, April 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The Spruce Hill Sunrise service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6 a.m. Location: 13148 Spruce Hill Park Rd NE, Alexandria, Minnesota 56319 Come celebrate Easter morning sunrise service at the historic Spruce Hill Church, in Douglas County, Minnesota. Pastor Jeff Ross of Garfield will lead the service. Bill Riggs will…

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Annual Membership Meeting – Douglas County Historical Society, Tues. Apr. 16, 2019, 5:30 pm at 1219 Nokomis, Alexandria, MN

Annual Membership Meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society (Minnesota) The annual membership meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society (Minnesota) will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sen. Knute and Nicoline Nelson home, 1219 Nokomis, Alexandria, Minnesota, headquarters of the DCHS MN. All DCHS MN members are welcome to…

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DCHS MN Newsletter – 2019 Winter Edition

Read about the latest happenings at the Douglas County Historical Society, Minnesota. We had a busy fall 2018, and are super excited about our upcoming Hot Dish Bake-Off, Feb. 2, 2019, 11 – 1, Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria, MN. Plus some interesting new items about DNA ethnicity updates, using facial recognition to identify old Civil War…

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DCHS MN Hotdish Bake-Off, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 11am-1pm, Broadway Ballroom, Alexandria, MN

This Family Friendly event features a hotdish competition, silent auction, and fun activities for all ages as we celebrate Mr. Knute Nelson’s 176th birthday. The Douglas County Historical Society will be hosting a Hotdish Bake-Off and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, to support our continuing mission, educational programs, and the repair and…

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Newsletter – Fall 2018

After the summer tourist season in Alexandria, MN, when the Douglas County Historical Society MN receives many summer visitors for tours and genealogy research, Fall brings other types of activities to 1219 Nokomis Street, the historic home of Senator Knute and Nicoline Nelson.  Check out our events, from a Scarecrow Contest to an upcoming Bake…

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