2018 Fundraiser

Murray County Historical Society Summer Fun-Raiser! Win Twins Tickets or a Cedar Patio Set! The Murray County Historical Society is holding a Summer Fun-raiser Raffle. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased anytime during open hours at the Murray County Museum, End O Line Park, and from any Historical Society board member.  Tickets will […]

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Become A Member

Thank you for your interest in a membership to the Murray County Historical Museum.  We invite you to explore our permanent collection and take part in upcoming, programs, events and exhibitions.  As a member, you will have an opportunity to see them first!   You can also use our new library and archives area to research […]

Dinehart Holt House Historic Structure Report

STUDY SUMMARY The Murray County Historical Society retained LHB to provide a Historic Structure Report for the Dinehart-Holt House in Slayton, Minnesota. The intent of this summary is to provide an overview of the report, which documents the historical background of the house, provides a thorough evaluation of its existing conditions, and makes recommendations for […]

Mnopedia Story – Murray County

Murray County Murray County was established in 1857 and formally organized in 1872. Although Currie was the original county seat, the city of Slayton won a contentious battle for that title in 1890. Agricultural production has been (and continues to be in the twenty-first century) the county’s primary industry.  Click the Download Now button to […]

Mnopedia Story – Sweetman Catholic Colony

Sweetman Catholic Colony In 1881, John Sweetman brought forty-three immigrant families to farms near Currie and established the Sweetman Catholic Colony. Another nineteen families joined the colony in 1882, but two unseasonably wet growing seasons made farming difficult. By the end of 1882, half of the colonists had abandoned their farms and left the colony.  Click […]

Mnopedia Story – Minnesota’s First Female Sheriff – from Murray County

Minnesota’s First Female Sheriff Anna Sheerin Lowe became Minnesota’s first female sheriff when the Murray County Commissioners appointed her to fill her husband’s unexpired term in 1923. Faced with the difficulty of enforcing Prohibition laws, Lowe fulfilled her duties as sheriff and won the respect and gratitude of the community for her three years of service.  […]

Mnopedia Story – Murray County Fair

The first Murray County Fair was held in 1880. From 1884 through 1898 there were rival fairs, one in Currie and one in Slayton. Each claimed to be the official county fair, but both were discontinued at the turn of the century. In 1912 the Murray County Fair returned and has been held annually (with two exceptions) […]

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