Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

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Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21. Visit Smithsonian Magazine’s website by Clicking Here  then type  Rim Country…

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Jan Cleere

Jan Cleere is the author of four historical nonfiction books about the lives and legacies of Arizona women who left their mark in history.  “I write about the people, legends and tales of the Old West that I have uncovered among tattered documents, tear-stained journals and diaries, and the accounts told by old-timers.” — Jan…

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Buckshot Dot

Buckshot Dot, one of Payson’s favorite storytellers will be spinning yarns and singing songs about the Rim Country and it’s characters.

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Electric Light Parade

This is an annual event when Historic Main Street in Payson transforms into a magical holiday wonderland on the first Saturday of December.   Rain or shine, watch the procession of floats, marching bands, music, and of course, Santa Claus himself! Make sure and see the Rim Country Museums entry of the first Payson fire truck driven by…

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Vince Randal

On Tuesday October 2nd Vince Randal who is the Apache Culture Director for the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be presenting Part 2 of the Tonto Apache Tribe history. Vince will be continuing his oral history of the Tonto Apache and their struggles to get a reservation. This is one you don’t want to miss. The Tonto Apache…

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David Leeson History Speaker

Davids talk will cover many towns and cities in the eastern part of Scotland, north of Edinburgh, which he has visited many times. He covers many significant historical events and unknown and unusual facts relating to places in this area. There are one or two amusing incidents which occurred at various places. Some of the…

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