Historical Society Hosts February Lunchbox Lecture Lunchbox Lecture: Mysteries, Mischief, and Mayhem of Murray County 2021 Cemetery Tour – Slide Show Drive Through Comfort Food Fundraiser MCHS Annual Meeting Summer Raffle Fundraiser Winners Second Annual Cemetery Tour Calling all Tree Decorators – Holiday Open House Traveling Exhibit Makes a Stop at the MC Museum Small Grant Awarded for Collections Project 2021 Front Porch Music Series Frank Thayer: An Architect’s Story by Rose Moudry Baseball of Murray County by Bill Bolin Call for Project Bids 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 Keeping the Collections: Deaccessioning Textile Inventory Project Waning Years of the 1891 Murray County Courthouse Brought to Light


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 museum’s 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.

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

You can also print, fill out, and mail the below forms to the MCHS to become a member. Individual, Family, and Business memberships are available! 

Click here to download the Individual and Family Membership Form.

Click here to download the Business Membership Form.


Jakob Etrheim, Museums Coordinator
Murray County Historical Museum, Dinehart Holt House, End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum
(507) 836-6533

Rose Moudry, Site Coordinator/Collections Manager
Murray County Historical Museum, Dinehart Holt House
(507) 836-1130

Nicholas Demuth, Site Coordinator
End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum
(507) 763-3708

Karen Finne, Obituary Processing Specialist

William Wassennaar, Southwestern MN Oppportunites Council SCSEP Worker

Murray County Historical Society Board of Directors:
Brain Harmsen                President
Linda Wing                      Vice President/Secretary
Brad Bergerson               Treasurer
Kyle Vos
Romane Dold
Colleen Gengler
Brian Gass
Grant Fischer
Lennie Carlson
Judy Horn
James Jens
Lori Gunnick                   County Commissioner Ex Officio

2016 Murray County Historical Society