Honoring and protecting Murray’s architecture and history.


Historic Murray First Foundation is a 501(c)3 domestic nonprofit



Our Mission

The Historic Murray First Foundation is dedicated primarily to the restoration and re-purposing of the historic Murray First Ward church building.

We believe this building can help revitalize the Murray downtown district.




“I attended Mount Vernon Academy in elementary school. I spent a lot of time in the chapel and I remember doing our Christmas program and a play in the chapel area. These are some of my favorite memories of my childhood. This church has so much history and should be preserved.”

-Madeleine Jones, former Mount Vernon student