The Murray City Museum is located in the south wing of the City Hall building (the old Arlington Elementary School), but also has exhibit space in display cases along the main hallway within the building. The museum is a steward of artifacts from Murray's history.
Museum Mission Statement
The Murray City Museum celebrates the heritage of the Murray community by fostering appreciation for the city’s past, promoting understanding of local diversity, and forging connections between residents, past and present. The Museum documents, preserves, studies, and interprets the history of Murray, including early settlement, community growth, industrial prominence, and modern expansion through exhibits, collections, public programs and research.
Land, Lead, and Leadership
The museum's story, which is largely focused between 1870-1950, illustrates how the city moved from an agricultural beginning to a booming smelter town and how the city was created from the interplay between those elements.
History of Murray through Family Artifacts
This history of Murray can be told through the stories of the families that have lived here. The exhibit in the the hallways of City Hall gives a glimpse into the lives of a handful of families that helped form Murray over the years. Aerial maps are also used to help highlight changes in Murray city over the years, some maps dating as far back as 1937!
Groups and Appointments
Groups are encouraged to schedule at least a day in advance so the staff is properly prepared by calling (801) 264-2589.
Special appointments may be made for other possible times and dates and may be arranged by calling (801) 264-2589.