Researcher/Writer Job Opening

The Murray County Historical Society seeks a qualified historical researcher/writer to perform the following tasks: Research topics of local importance during the 1920 decade to inform a subsequent large temporary exhibit to be installed in 2020. The project will focus on three primary questions: 1) What social and cultural changes were occurring in Murray County […]

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Lunch Box Series – April 12, 2018

The Murray County Historical Society’s April Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture will host Willmar author, Scott Thoma, at noon on Thursday, April 12, 2018. His presentation will begin at noon at the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds. Thoma will present “Tracy Tornado 50th Anniversary” There is a $3.00 charge for the event and members of […]

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Lunch Box Series – March 8, 2018

Murray County Historical Society Dinehart Lecture Series to Highlight Sioux Falls Stockyards The Murray County Historical Society’s Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture Series will host Stockyards Ag Experience Executive Director Jennifer Smith Hoesing of Sioux Falls, on Thursday, March 8th, 2018. Her presentation will begin at noon at the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds. There […]

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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 […]

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Lunch Box Lecture to feature Valhalla Island

The Murray County Historical Society will host Museums Coordinator Janet Timmerman on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at noon in the Murray County Fairgrounds 4-H building. The cost is $3.00 or free for historical society members. Janet will be presenting “Halcyon Days on Valhalla: A hundred years of recreational history on Valhalla Island.” Valhalla was not the […]

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 […]

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January 2018 Lecture Series – “Recounting the 1968 Democratic National Convention”

The January Dinehart Lecture will feature speaker Hilary Barry of Lake Wilson presenting “Recounting the 1968 Democratic National Convention.” The lecture will be Friday, January 12th at noon in the Murray County 4-H building on the fairgrounds in Slayton. Bring your lunch and hear a great story. The cost is $3.00 and Historical Society members […]

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