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Preserving and Sharing the History of Northern Gila County Arizona



700 S Green Valley Parkway, Payson, AZ 85541 (north of Main Street)
Phone: 928-474-3483

Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm

Fridays: 10 am to 4 pm

Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm

TOUR COSTS for the Museum and the Zane Grey Cabin:
Adults - $5 each.
Seniors/Veterans - $4 each
Juniors (12-17) - $3 each.

Children under 12 - Free
Active-Duty Military, NGCHS members
Partnership Museum members - Free

GROUP TOURS can be scheduled by calling the Museum or using the Contact Us section below.

Tours of the Rim Country Museum are self-guided.
Tours of the Zane Grey Cabin are docent-led.

Self-guided tour of outdoor exhibits is free. Guide sheets are outside the gift shop.

Upcoming Events

Hear about Pleasant Valley History with Marilyn Freegard on Tuesday, April 16th

The Museum Speaker Series welcomes Marilyn Freegard, who will share the three phases of settlement in Pleasant Valley in the Young, AZ area.  The phases include Native American settlement, the early settlers, and modern development. Visuals from each phase will be shown, as possible. Additionally, the talk will include a brief history of the Pleasant Valley Museum. 

Ms. Freegard is a retired middle school teacher and reading specialist from the Creighton School District in Phoenix. She owned property in Young starting in 1988, then built a house and moved in full-time in 1999. After 10 years of retirement, she taught for 5 years in Young as a junior high teacher, retiring again at age 70! 

She became a member and volunteer with the Pleasant Valley Historical Society and Museum in 2011, acting as Vice President and then was president for the last 6 years.   


Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 1:00pm

Rim Country Museum, 700 S. Green Valley Parkway, Payson, AZ 85541


The museum gift shop will be part of these community events:


Other events will be posted as available.

May 4: AZ Game and Fish Dept. Wildlife Fair in Green Valley Park


July 13: Payson Book Festival at the Mazatzal Casino. We plan on Marshall Trimble being our guest author.


September 21: The Fiddlers Festival in Green Valley Park


October 19: Payson Aero Fair at the Payson Airport


December 14: Winter Wonderland in Green Valley Park


700 S Green Valley Parkway, Payson, AZ 85541, USA

Mailing address:  PO Box 2579, Payson, AZ 85547


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