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

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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Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, Spruce Hill Church, December 16, 2018

Welcome Everyone to the annual Christmas Service at Spruce Hill Church in NE Douglas County, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society MN. Details: December 16, 2018, 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. Come enjoy this Spruce Hill, Douglas County, Minnesota tradition where everyone is welcome. Emily Larson will lead us on the piano, the Christmas story…

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Family Fun October 20, 2018 – Pumpkin Decorating

Our Douglas County Historical Society No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event was enjoyed by many families on a blustery Saturday, October 20, 2018.  For a donation, we provided the pumpkins, craft materials, and the space to get creative. Plus we cleaned up the mess afterwards.  What could be better than that for busy families?  Be sure…

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October 2018 Douglas County Historical Society MN Scarecrow Contest

We are excited to announce we are hosting our first Douglas County Historical Society Scarecrow Contest. We would like to personally invite any and all community members to consider entering as some of our first participants. A scarecrow team can be comprised of any combination of individuals, clubs, businesses, groups, families, or even an individual…

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