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

Alexandria Residential Historic District – The Silk Stocking Neighborhood

Like many towns in Minnesota, early Alexandria settlers who prospered had the wherewithal to build lovely homes in a variety of architectural styles. Skilled carpenters and craftsmen were found among the community, and constructing these homes provided steady employment.  The Alexandria Residential Historic District is on the National Register of Historic places, whose website describes…

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DCHS Newsletter, Winter 2017-2018

Click this link to open the Douglas County Historical Society Winter Newsletter 2017-2018 DCHS Winter Newsletter 2017-2018 Take a look and see what we’ve been up to this winter! CANCELLED Date set for Feb. 3 Hot Dish Bake Off at Fat Daddy’s in Alexandria, MN 11:00 to 1:30 Book a program/presentation for your organization – programs…

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Christmas Service and Hymn Sing, Spruce Hill Church, December 17, 2017

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 17, 2017, 2:00 pm, Sunday afternoon. Come enjoy this Spruce Hill, Douglas County, Minnesota tradition where everyone is welcome. Lynn Olson will play the organ, Bonnie and Emily Larson will…

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A Letter to Albin – October 30th, 1918 – Somewhere in France

One of the upstairs rooms at the Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria is dedicated to those men and women from Douglas County who served in the Military.  One of the displays tells the story of Carl Albin Michaelson, who served in France during World War I.  On display is a copy of a letter…

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History and Hotdish – DCHS Newsletter, Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 DCHS Newsletter brings you upcoming events, local history, an article about DNA and genealogy, and of course, GOODIES!  Our fundraising opportunities include ready-to-bake pies for only $10 each for Thanksgiving, our Annual Bake Sale on Dec. 1, and a February HOT DISH event in Alexandria, not to be missed!  What could be…

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Summer Newsletter 2017 Douglas County Historical Society

  Minnesota has two seasons – winter and road construction – as true then as it is now.   N. J. Trenham’s photo studio in Alexandria. We can thank him for many of the earliest photos taken in Douglas County, MN. Studio located between 5th and 6th, on the east side of Broadway. Check out our…

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Bootleggers Bash 2017 – Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all who helped make The Bootleggers’ Bash Annual Fundraiser a roaring (20’s) success! Thank you table sponsors, prize donors, the band, photographer, attendees who really got into the spirit of the event, and the staff and volunteers who donated their time and talents before, during and after the party. The photos…

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