Lunchbox Lecture – Nov. 14

The first lecture kicks off on Thursday, November 14 at noon with the story of one woman’s journey from a Chandler-Lake Wilson farm kid to Methodist minister to journalist for a small-town newspaper. Pastor Kathy Miller Brandt will tell stories of her journey and the people she has met along the way. She graduated from […]

Walt Benton and his Music

Walt Benton: Dovray’s Music Man Walt Benton made a difference in the region with his work as a Chicago Northwestern Railroad telegrapher for 42 years and as a regional musician for longer. Top that with his job as the talent scout and booking agent for the Westbrook Rainbow Pavilion dancehall, and you discover a life […]

Glensheen: The Musical

Join the Murray County Historical Society for a trip to see “Glensheen: The Musical!” at the Minnesota History Theater in St. Paul, on Sunday July 14th. The cost is $100.00 per person and includes bus ride, tickets, noon lunch, and snacks on the bus! Sign up and pre-pay by Friday June 5th at the Murray […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Murray County Historical Society