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

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 County Museum. Call 507-836-6533 or e-mail jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us for more information.

The bus leaves Slayton at 8 AM and will return by approximately 7 PM. There may be a stop or two along the route for other pick-ups. That is to be determined yet.

This 2015 blockbuster hit sold out three seasons at the History Theater. The plot? It is 1977 and an heiress, kind and generous, is found dead in her bed. Her night nurse, lying lifeless on the staircase. The murder weapons: a silk pillow and a candlestick. A robbery? A clumsy break-in? A conspiracy? A scandal! The Congdon family tragedy splashed across the headlines of every newspaper in Minnesota. But what really happened on that fateful night at the Glensheen Mansion? Whodunit?

Witness this dark musical that tackles the tale with snappy dialogue and evocative music by composer/librettist, Chan Poling, and author, Jeffrey Hatcher. The original 2015 cast is back with Jen Maren as Marjorie Caldwell, the would-be heiress caught up in the notorious Congdon murders.

Critics call it “Wicked fun!”  This is a piece of Minnesota’s crime history so bazaar you shake your head and say, “Really, you can’t make this stuff up.”

2016 Murray County Historical Society