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

Legacy grant helps Museum Purchase a new Microfilm Reader

The museum has  installed a new  Scan Pro 2000 microfilm reader, scanner, and printer in the research area. Thanks go to an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant provided by the Minnesota Historical Society with funds provided from the 2008 Legacy Amendment  voted on by the citizens of Minnesota.

This new microfilm reader works in a similar way to the old one, but has far superior image quality, the ability to clip and paste different columns to a document, image clarity functions, and the ability to search a page for a term or word. Documents can be saved to a flash drive for ease of use. This machine and its accompanying software has many other new  features that the staff is still discovering.

Researchers will find this reader a great improvement over the older machine.  The computer that it is  attached to was purchased by the Murray County Historical Society for patron use and the printer was provided by the county, making this a truly collaborative effort to increase accessibility to the archives for researchers and the general public.

Researchers who have used our archive this spring include the Larson, Addy, Sheeren, Lynch, Miller, and Hanson families, as well as information about the old Shetek Marine Building.

 Microfilm New Scan Pro 2000 Microfilm reader, scanner and printer.

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