Murray City History


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*
*At this time, the Museum is closed in preparation to moving locations. Questions? Please email


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

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If you are looking for research material, please fill out and email our Inquiry Form to . You may also leave a message at (801) 264-2589.
Museum staff will try to respond in a timely matter.

Collecting Collections  

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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 

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!

Spanish Translation of Overview

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

Details to come!


Gravestone Preservation
Contact Amy Barry - Cemeteries Program Manager
Gravestone Cleaning & Conservation Resources: 

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.


  1. Lori Edmunds

    Cultural Arts Manager

  2. Rowan Coates

    Museum Curator