Murray City History

Overview

Murray City Cultural Arts Department oversees History programs and the Murray City Museum. The Cultural Programs Office is assisted by the Murray History Board to plan and implement a variety of programs and projects.

Current Programs/Activities

Photo of an exhibit in Murray Museum Opens in new windowMuseum Hours
Monday & Wednesdays: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tues, Thurs & Fridays: 9 AM - 1 PM
*Tours can now be scheduled

Murray's Historic Downtown Virtual Tour
Online Tour - Click HERE to begin!

Photo of magnifying glass over the word "research" Opens in new windowResearch Inquiry Requests
If you are looking for research material, please fill out and email our Inquiry Form to rcoates@murray.utah.gov . You may also leave a message at (801) 264-2589.
Museum staff will try to respond in a timely matter.

Collecting Collections

Quilted Heart"Stay at Home" Series
We invite you to share your experiences/feelings in response to Covid-19, in the form of written words or artwork. The Museum is maintaining a "Stay at Home" collection to help document the effect Covid-19 has played in our community and lives. For those interested in submitting material or have further questions, please contact ledmunds@murray.utah.gov    

Photo of letters bundled and calligraphy pen Opens in new windowService Members of Murray City
We are collecting stories of Murray Military Service Members, in the form of letters, journals, oral histories, and photographs, to preserve and honor their memories.
If you would like to contribute to this collection, please contact Murray City Museum at (801) 264-2589 or email klindquist@murray.utah.gov 

Murray History & Preservation

Black and White photo of Murray State Street Opens in new windowOverview of History Preservation in Murray
Murray's record of historic preservation began in the 1970's.
Read our Overview HERE!


Photo of glasses resting on open book with lantern  Opens in new windowHistory of Murray City
Pioneer settlement in 1847
City Incorporation in 1903
Form of Government
Past Mayors
School District History
Local Services Timeline

Photo of Murray MansionMurray Mansion
Future home of the Murray Museum!
Scheduled Mansion Tours for Public:
March 9 & 19
April 13 & 23
Email rcoates@murray.utah.gov for more information

Photo of the Murray Theater and MarqueeMurray Theater
Murray City has received funding to begin restoring the Murray Theater. 

Details to come!



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Gravestone Preservation
Contact Amy Barry - Cemeteries Program Manager
utahcemeteries@utah.gov
Gravestone Cleaning & Conservation Resources:
gravestoneclearner.com
atlaspreservation.com
history.utah.gov/cemeteries
gravestonestudies.org 

Murray City Cultural Arts is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, & Parks, Now Playing Utah, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for Humanities, and Utah Humanities.

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  1. Lori Edmunds

    Lori Edmunds

    Cultural Arts Manager