Collecting photographs and records

MHS strives to collect and preserve documentation relating to Murphy's history, including photographs, records, and oral histories.

Educating our residents

Historical documents and artifacts can be found on display at Murphy City Hall and Murphy Community Center. These items serve as reminders and educational tools to inform residents about the history of our City.

Persons interested in the history of Murphy, Collin County, Texas or the United States are invited to attend meetings

Maintaining our connection to the past
MHS is responsible for the maintenance of three of our local historic cemeteries and applying for historical markers around our community.

Rep. Van Taylor

January 14, 2020

Expressing our Gratitude
Now Collecting Handmade Valentines for Collin County Veterans


As you may know, the week of February 14th is widely recognized as National Salute to Veteran Patients Week and provides Americans the opportunity to honor and thank veterans across the country. 

Each year, across the country, thousands of veterans are hospitalized in VA medical centers, oftentimes away from family and friends during extended periods of treatment. To provide comfort to these individuals, I ask students and teachers from elementary schools across Texas’ Third Congressional District to create valentines I will later hand-deliver to the Dallas VA Medical Center. This simple show of support for means an immeasurable amount to those who have worn the uniform.

This valuable program creates an excellent opportunity to teach young students about freedom and military service, while expressing gratitude to those we can never thank enough for their sacrifice. Now through Tuesday, February 11, 2020, I will be accepting valentines at my Collin County office located at 5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 275 in Plano, Texas 75024.




Should you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to reach out to Gabriella Pate in my Collin County office by email or by phone at (972) 202-4150. Guidelines for handmade valentines can be found here.

Thank you for helping to make North Texas home to great schools and students, and for lifting the spirits of our veterans on what could otherwise be a lonely day.


Semper Fidelis,

Van Taylor
Member of Congress


1404 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4201COLLIN COUNTY OFFICE
5600 Tennyson Pkwy, #275
Plano, TX 75024

Phone: (972) 202-4150


No meeting


Enjoy the holidays with your family

January Executive  Meeting


Executive Officers Meeting

Sunday, January 12

Discussion will include the budget, goals, programs, and membership for 2020. 

All members are welcome to attend and give input. 

We will meet at Donna's house.

January Regular Meeting


Executive Board Meeting 6:30

Murphy Historical Society

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

7:00 PM 

Community Room at City Hall 

Pot Luck Dinner to share with invited guests. Any  person interested in history may attend by contacting

February Regular Meeting


Murphy Historical Society

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:00 PM 

Corinth Presbyterian Church on Parker Road

This is one of the oldest churches in Collin County that still holds Sunday services.  They are known for the beautiful stain glass window in the entry into the church.  Visitors are invited to attend the meeting and learn about the history of the church and how it connects to the history of Murphy.

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