Founding of Payson Historical Society


(Front: l-r)Madoline Dixon Huseby and Dale B. Wilson
(Back: l-r)Elizabeth Huish, Gloria Barnett
and Marie D. Stevenson-Stewart

The Payson Historical Society was founded on June 21, 1989 by the above group of local interested individuals.

The purpose and objectives were as follows:

1. To support appropriate state and local legislation for the designation and protection of historic properties.

2. To collect, maintain, and preserve historic items pertinent to Payson City's history.

3. To maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties.

4. To provide for adequate public participation in this historic preservation program, including the process of recommendaing properties to the National Register of Historic Places.