About the Historical Society

The Murray County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of Murray County’s history.

The society was established in 1934 and operates the Murray County Historical Museum in cooperation with the Murray County Board of Commissioners.  The Wornson Log Cabin, Koch Cabin at Lake Shetek State Park, the Country School No. 1 at End-O-Line Railroad Park, and the Dinehart-Holt House were restored by the society.

The Historical Society collects and maintains the material history of the county for the benefit of its residents and visitors.  Vital records and historical objects that define the nature and culture of Murray County can be found in the museums collections.

The Murray County Historical Society is funded by support from its members, donations from museum visitors, contributions from the city of Slayton and local groups, and the support of the Murray County Board of Commissioners.

2016 Historical Society Board Members: President- Brian Harmsen, Vice-President Linda Wing, Secretary- Christy Riley, Treasurer-Brad Bergerson, Gary Kass, Dennis Miller, Margaret Kluis, Rachel Dreesen, and Dorothy Bloemendaal.   Murray County Commissioner Liason James Jens and Murray County Museum Coordinator Janet Timmerman

We are always looking for new members for the Murray County Historical Society, if interested please contact the Murray County Museum, P.O. Box 61, Slayton, MN 56172, phone 507-836-6533.

Membership is a bargain at $15 per person for a year. Being a member entitles you to free Dinehart-Holt House museum admission, free in-house assisted research, discount on photocopies and a free seasonal newsletter.

2016 Murray County Historical Society