Douglas County Historical Society, Alexandria

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The mission of the Douglas County Historical Society is to discover, preserve and disseminate the history of Douglas County, Minnesota.

DCHS is headquartered in the historic home of Douglas County's Statesman, Sen. Knute Nelson, a two-term MN State Legislator, the State's only foreign-born Governor, and also United States Senator for 28 years. Located at 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN, visitors enjoy selected exhibits as well as a public history and genealogy research center.

The Douglas County Historical Society has a wealth of information about the county’s history with resources for individuals, families, businesses, organizations, schools, churches and more. It is also a warm and welcoming environment for special events and small group gatherings.

The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) is a non-profit organization which relies on your donations to support programs, preservation, research and Knute Nelson's Historic House and Spruce Hill Church.
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  • We stopped by without a reservation and had an excellent tour guide who spent a lot of time with us. Interesting history and artifacts!  more »
  • Comprehensive collection of Douglas County memorabilia relating to the early settlers. Farm home moved to this site across the street from care complex also started by Knute Nelson.  more »
  • Got a nice tour with my girlfriend and it was well placed and intriguing! They helped us find out more about our childhood land too
  • So, helpful, friendly!

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