Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Archaeology museum out of building on Main Street
The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology will soon be out of commission and closing its doors.

A proposed lease agreement that would have allowed the MRCA to remain on Main Street in its current location was unanimously turned down by the Payson Womans Club on Tuesday.

The MRCA has co-inhabited the building owned by the Womans Club for the last five years, thanks to a contract between the Womans Club and the Northern Gila County Historical Society that benefited the museum, Jinx Pyle, historical society president said.

The result is the museum will likely have to be out within the next week and either relocate or face closing down altogether, Bob Breen, a member of the Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society, said.