Murray County Museum Opening By Appointment Dinehart Lecture: Railroads of Murray County Lunchbox Lecture – Murray County in the 1920s PowerPoint Large Grant Awarded for Work on Dinehart Holt House Lunchbox Lecture – Draining the Great Oasis Lunchbox Lecture – Cemetery Tour Slide Show Self-Guided Cemetery Tour Covid-19 Self Interview Take Home History — Free Educational Packets for Children Murray County Historical Society Receives SMAC Grant for 2020 Dinehart Holt House Front Porch Music Series Murray County Historical Museum “Doing Our Bit” Murray County Historical Museum has another great year! Lunchbox Lecture – Nov. 14 Walt Benton and his Music Preservation Tips: LUNCHBOX LECTURES – SEASON SIX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED International Holiday Traditions 2019 Annual Meeting Glensheen: The Musical Mnopedia Story – Sweetman Catholic Colony 2018 Fundraiser A Tale of Twenty Typewriters: The Process of Deaccession Become A Member Dinehart Holt House Historic Structure Report Mnopedia Story – Chandler-Lake Wilson Tornado (1992) Mnopedia Story – Murray County Mnopedia Story – Minnesota’s First Female Sheriff – from Murray County Mnopedia Story – Murray County Fair Legacy grant helps Museum hire a writer for MNopedia Articles New in the Collection Legacy grant helps Museum Purchase a new Microfilm Reader Baseball featured on Postcards by PBS Keeping the Collections: Deaccessioning Textile Inventory Project Waning Years of the 1891 Murray County Courthouse Brought to Light

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Yes, We Are Open!

The Murray County Museum is open for visitors by appointment Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.

Take a look at the frequently asked questions below to find out how you can visit the Murray County Museum.

1. Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes. Covid-19 has made a few changes in where staff members are completing their jobs. Sometimes the only staff member on hand at the museum has to run errands around the county. To ensure that a staff member is available when you want to visit, we ask you to please call ahead at least 15 minutes before you want to stop in.

2.   Do I have to wear a mask in the museum?

Yes. For the safety of staff members and other patrons and as per Minnesota Emergency Executive Order 20-81, you will be required to wear a face covering inside the museum.

3.   Which of the buildings are open to tour?

At this time the only building open to tour is our Main Museum Building. The Sierk Agricultural Building, Wornson Cabin, and Dinehart Holt House are not open to tour at this time.

4.   Can I come in to research?

Yes. Our research section is now open; however, before using research materials you will be asked to wash or sanitize your hands and use a face covering. You will not be able browse the research materials–staff members will gather them for you. We ask again that you call ahead to give staff members time to gather your research materials.

5.   Can I call/email/Facebook Message to research?

Absolutely! This is a great alternative to coming  in to the museum in case you live far away or are either unable or unwilling to wear a face covering. Contact staff with your research question. Initial research will be free of charge and further, in depth research will cost $20/hour.

6.   Can I still come in to volunteer?

Yes! We have several different projects that would be great for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering contact the museum to set up a time that works for you. You will be required to wash or sanitize your hands and wear a face covering while working on volunteer projects.

7. Can I drop off a donation to the museum?

Yes. We ask that you call ahead to find out if what you plan to donate would fit into the Murray County Historical Society Collection. If so, you can come into the museum to drop off your donation as long as you are wearing a face covering.

8. What if I  have other questions that you didn’t answer here?

If you have any further questions that we did not address here, contact us! You can reach us during our regular hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm) by calling 507-836-6533 or emailing museum@co.murray.mn.us. You can also reach us outside of our regular hours by messaging us on our Facebook page.

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