The Archaeology Expo, "Rim Country: Celebrating Cultural Crossroads," will be in Green Valley Park on March 28-29.
Payson was chosen as the host site this year by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Arizona Archaeological Society because of the recognized excellence of the Northern Gila County Historical Society's Museum of Rim Country Archaeology, and the amenities available at the Rim Country Museum and Green Valley Park.
More than 50 booths displaying a variety of archaeological exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Many out-of-town visitors are expected, with special parking and a bus system arranged at the Event Center. Visit the information booth at the Expo for specifics on tours to Rim country archaeological sites. There is no charge to attend the Expo.
The Rim Country Museum will host a deep-pit barbecue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Albert Hunt will cater the dinner, consisting of BBQ beef and sauce, beans, cole slaw, rolls, cookies and a soft drink. There will be a no-host bar in the museum. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and can be purchased at the Rim Country Museum, library and chamber of commerce.
The Rim Country Museum and The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology will be open Friday and Saturday, March 28-29 at no charge. Come, learn more about the pre-historic cultures of the Rim country, and join the fun at the "Cowboy Culture Barbecue."