Murray County Historical Society

The Murray County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of Murray County’s history.

The society was established in 1934 and operates the Murray County Historical Museum in cooperation with the Murray County Board of Commissioners.  The Wornson Log Cabin, Koch Cabin at Lake Shetek State Park, the Country School No. 1 at End-O-Line Railroad Park, and the Dinehart-Holt House were restored by the society.

The Historical Society collects and maintains the material history of the county for the benefit of its residents and visitors.  Vital records and historical objects that define the nature and culture of Murray County can be found in the museums collections.

The Murray County Historical Society is funded by support from its members, donations from museum visitors, contributions from the city of Slayton and local groups, and the support of the Murray County Board of Commissioners.


Exhibit Open

glovesHome Town Nine: Town Team Baseball in Murray County

Murray County has had organized baseball teams since the early 1870’s. At the height of town team ball there were as many as thirteen different teams. Today only the Hadley Buttermakers still field a team. This exhibit interprets town ball as a social institution and an economic driver for the small towns that hosted their “niners.” There are hands-on areas where kids of all ages can learn about the physics of baseball and try their hand at batting. This exhibit will be up through August of 2016.

Check out the recent Postcards on PBS video!

2016 Murray County Historical Society