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 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.


The Murray County Historical Society received a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Initiative Fund to develop a Long term Strategic Plan. As part of that  process, the Society needs input from its members, the general public, and community leaders. Please take some time to fill out the survey below and send back or drop it off at the museum office. Results from this survey will help inform the final plan.


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