Murray County Museum Opening By Appointment 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

Small Grant Awarded for Collections Project

Did you know that the Murray County Museum has the original blueprints for the Great Oasis drainage project of 1913 and the original blueprints for the Dinehart Holt House, or an artist’s rendition for a courthouse that was never built but designed in the 1960s? Did you know that the Murray County Museum has a collection of maps rolled into cardboard tubes that are at risk of deteriorating? Well, the staff at the museum are finally going to be able to save all these documents, and many more, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Murray County Historical Society has been awarded a $7,600 grant by the Minnesota Historical Society through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program.  These grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water, and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

The Murray County Historical Society, who owns the collection, will independently hire Rose Moudry, part time Site Coordinator and Collections Manager of the Murray County Museum, to inventory and rehouse all oversized documents in the collection. This work is in addition to the work she regularly performs. There are approximately 460-480 oversized documents including blueprints, maps, posters, and panoramic photos. The goal of the project is to properly inventory all the documents to have a more complete understanding of the intellectual property of the Society and to rehouse the documents in archival quality boxes for better preservation. Stop in a see what Rose is working on. You’ll be interested in the depth of items in this collection.

For more information about this project and others, feel free to contact the museum at 507-836-6533 or museumm@co.murray.mn.us Follow us on Facebook, too!

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