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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach us outside of our regular hours by messaging us on our Facebook page.