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Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture schedule announced

SLAYTON -- The Murray County Historical Society plans a new speaker series for the 2018-19 season of Lunchbox Lectures and invites everyone to attend. The lectures are free for historical society members, and a nominal fee is charged for non-members.

SLAYTON - The Murray County Historical Society plans a new speaker series for the 2018-19 season of Lunchbox Lectures and invites everyone to attend. The lectures are free for historical society members, and a nominal fee is charged for non-members.

The first in the series is at noon Nov. 15 in the Murray County 4-H building on the county fairgrounds in Slayton. Participants are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy the presentations. Coffee, tea or cocoa is provided.
Local historian Jessie James kicks off the series with the story of the Irish American Colony near Currie. James, of the Shetek area, has researched and presented on the Irish American Colony for several years. A retired English teacher, James lives at the site of the original Phineas and Alomina Hurd cabin on Lake Shetek. He has spent many hours researching topics like the Lake Shetek Calamity of 1862, and the history of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the pageant that carries her name.

Future Lunchbox Lecture dates and topics include:
Dec. 13: TBD
Jan. 10: The History of Golf in the Murray County Region, J. Timmerman
Feb. 14: Memoir of Working in the U.S. Capitol, Christy Riley
March 14: German POW Camps in southwest Minnesota, Colleen Gengler

April 11: Korea: The Forgotten Warriors, Gary Kass

For more information, contact Janet Timmerman at (507) 836-6533 or jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us .

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