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

Visit Us

We Make History Come Alive!

Staff and volunteers welcome you to our family-friendly museum, genealogy and research library, and locale for your special group events. See below for details.

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30-4:00p

Public Research Center Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:00pm
Guided House Tours Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 3:

Douglas County Historical Society

1219 Nokomis
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-0382   email:


Become a Member

Join the Douglas County Historical Society! Support the activities and programs that help interpret the richness of the past. Click HERE for Membership information.

Your membership opens the door to opportunity. You will receive the quarterly newsletter, discounted research fees, updates on current programs, events and access to all the resources available in our Public Research Library.

Guided Tours

Available 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday-Friday

Schedule group tours and special events in advance.

Contact DCHS for more details


On Site Research

We provide an extensive library of information and photos of Douglas County. Visit our Research and Resources section for more information.


Douglas County Historical Society (Minnesota)
1219 Nokomis St. , Alexandria, MN 56308

phone: 320-762-0382

Locale For Your Special Group Events

We provide an intimate setting for catered luncheons and business meetings.  Click HERE for details, ideas and examples.

Have a special occasion to celebrate? We entertain and delight! Contact our staff for more information, details and availability.

Education and Outreach

Here at the historic Knute and Nicolina Nelson home, we provide individual or group tours, programs, and other special events. We also will come to your group's location with Historic Programs and Power Point Presentations.


Monthly Meetings

Genealogy Guild

Meets second Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the research library.  Click HERE for more information about the Genealogy Guild.