What's Up?


Q: How are things going at the new archaeology museum? I haven't heard much about it since it opened a few weeks ago.

A: The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology or MRCA is doing very well, according to Northern Gila County Historical Society Director Sharesse von Strauss.

"We recently published a brochure on the museum which is available in all the local hotels and at the chamber," von Strauss said.

Another new development is a dual passage ticket that gets you into both museums at a savings over the separate prices of admission. Available at either museum, they cost $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. The museums are open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Von Strauss also said that Payson has been designated as the site for the Archaeology Expo, a statewide event that will take place March 28-29 at Green Valley Park.

"We are expecting somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 people from out of town," she said. The event will be open to the public with a lot of activities for children. MRCA is the reason we were chosen to host this event. There's nothing like this museum anywhere in the state."

Q: Why doesn't the Payson Burger King honor the specials advertised on TV? Others I've been to do.

A: Those are Valley TV stations and the specials apply only to Valley restaurants according to a Burger King spokesperson.

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