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
Rose Moudry, Site Coordinator/Collections Manager
Murray County Historical Museum, Dinehart Holt House
Nicholas Demuth, Site Coordinator
End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum
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
Lori Gunnick County Commissioner Ex Officio