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On The Street
June 3, 2016
Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to tell stories about his service in World War II, yet when he died, his basement yielded typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Dewane will bring this archival material to life in a one-man multi-media show on Saturday, July 16...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
February 20, 2015
Bean soup warms bellies on chilly day
Gary Lund (left), dressed as Knute Nelson, visits with guests at the Douglas County Historical Society’s bean soup luncheon at Nelson Gables...
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 10, 2014
The Questers invite lovers of antiques, history
Have you had a problem this summer trying to drive by a yard sale without stopping? Does your heart beat a little faster when you enter an antique shop or go to a rummage sale in anticipation of unearthing a hidden gem? Learn about other discoveries of the past, visit forgotten landmarks...
October 10, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Take a look inside the Roosevelt family history
A sneak preview screening of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new PBS documentary by Ken Burns, will be held on Sunday, September 7 from...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
July 25, 2014
Take a pontoon lake tour
Two-hour cruise begins on Lake Darling
July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 9, 2014
Local author traces Alexandria history through postcards
Alexandria has a long history of summer tourism and a close-knit community. In the book Postcard History Series: Alexandria, Barbara Grover...
July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
July 3, 2014
A glimpse into the past
1924 postcard found in Alexandria garage
July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
June 27, 2014
Exhibit to feature historical engravings
Maritime Museum to exhibit 20 pieces from 1830s expedition
June 27, 2014 - 12:00am
April 16, 2014
Take a virtual tour through Douglas County’s history
The public is invited to join Community Education’s “Our Magnificent Resort History: Promenade through the Eras” to take a virtual tour through the historic eras of the resort history of Douglas County. Since the beginning of the settlement, the lakes area has been an attraction...
April 16, 2014 - 12:00am
March 12, 2014
Button, button, who’s got the button?
Button expert displays her lifetime collection at museum
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
December 4, 2013
Historical society to host bake sale, open house
The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) in Alexandria will hold its annual Ethnic Bake Sale and Open House on Friday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DCHS. The historic Knute Nelson house will be decorated for guests. Attendees can watch live demonstrations of lefse and...
December 4, 2013 - 8:04am
October 16, 2013
For an extra challenge, finish a crossword puzzle in runes!
Are you challenged by crossword puzzles? What if you had to complete a puzzle using runes? Marvin and Sharon Martinson of Alexandria recently...
October 16, 2013 - 8:23am
June 26, 2013
A simple goal for a humble man
Between 1825 and 1925, a surge of more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to North America. One of these hopeful immigrants was Sven Groethe. For...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
You are here!
Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis. There are nice...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Historical society leader turns new page in career
Rachel Barduson's career is history. On September 14, she officially retired from her position as executive director of the Douglas County...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am