Farm Out, Man!

“Farm Out, Man! Farming in the 1970’s” to be presented at the January Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture. Thursday January 12, 2017, Murray County Historical Society’s Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture features Museum Coordinator, Janet Timmerman. The presentation will be held at the Murray County 4-H building in Slayton, MN beginning at 12 noon. Bring your sack lunch. Coffee […]


Exhibit: Boys in Blue

Exhibit: Boys in Blue November 11– January 31, 2017 A year after our nation’s Civil War ended, an organization for Union veterans was established. The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) became a fraternal order that limited membership to men who served the Union from 1861-1865. Reaching approximately one million members this fraternity stretched across […]

John Moran

New in the Collection

Last spring Paul Moran, of St. Joseph, MN, made a significant donation to the  museum with his great-grandfather’s 1860’s Wesson rifle. The museum had a photo of Paul’s ancestor, John Moran, in a stylish fur coat, purported to be a  buffalo coat. The rifle was made by the Frank Wesson Company and was patented in […]


Keeping the Collections: Deaccessioning

In the last few issues we have discussed our collections policy, how we bring new items into the collection and how we try to preserve them the best way we can once they are donated. But what about items that do not belong  in the collections or items that have deteriorated to the point they […]


Textile Inventory Project

Murray County Museum receives Textile Inventory Grant In December the museum received notice that their application for a Legacy grant had been  accepted. The funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will be used to hire a part-time temporary position to catalog and re-house the clothing in the museum textile collection.  That sounds […]

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