Saturday, August 20, 2016


                                                      THE PETEETNEET MUSEUM


                                               PEOPLE PRESERVING PETEETNEET

                                                     SUPPORTS THIS UPCOMING VOTER DECISION

Payson City PARC Program

Parks Arts Recreation & Culture   

Q: What is PARC?

A. PARC stands for "Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture." Payson City has a PARC program/sales and usage tax proposal that will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot

Q: What does the PARC program do?
A: If passed, a portion of the sales tax (one penney for every $10 spent)
would go to fund park improvements, city recreation, local art programs and cultural organizations.


Q: What types of programs could PARC support?^ \y ^ ^
A: The intent of the PARC program is to generate nWH^pport-fo} things
like biking and walking trails, live theater, choral groups, bands, festivals, parks, park
improvements, recreation facilities, museums, youth arts programs, and more.

Q: Who pays for PARC?
A: The sales tax revenue will come from residents and non-residents who shop in Payson. It would raise the sales tax on non-food purchases from 6.75% to 6.85%- similar to Orem. Provo and American Fork.

Q: When would the PARC program start and end?
A: The PARC program/sales usage tax isn't currently in effect. Residents have an opportunity to either pass or reject the proposal with a "Yes" or No" vote on Tuesday. November 8. If passed, it will go into effect on January 1. 2017. The program lasts for eight years and can only continue if the citizens vote to extend the program. If going into vote is difficult for residents, they can vote via absentee voting.

Q: Who decides how to spend the money?
A: If passed, allocation of funds would be recommended by an independent committee of Payson citizens and approved by the City Council.

Q: Who can apply to get money from the PARC program?
A: Any local non-pro ^organization related to Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture can app^ to receive a portion of the PARC monies.

Q: Can this money be used by Payson City to put into its general budget?

A: The money is earmarked for the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture projects or to give grants to non-profits arts, recreation and culture programs.


Monday, April 18, 2016


Mountain View Hospital just announced the headliner for the Labor Day Weekend Concert. Collin Raye, a well-known country artist, will be appearing in concert at the Historic Peteetneet Museum Amphitheater on Labor Day weekend.
View the announcement Youtube video of the announcement furnished by Mountain View Hospital and Payson Events at

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


The Peteetneet Historical Society will have Peteetneet Fridge Mangets and hatpins available in May.
Be sure and pickup one of these great items and support the Historical Society.

Thursday, March 17, 2016



    The time is fast approaching for the annual flower planting at the Peteetneet Museum.  We would like to encourage church groups, youth groups, scouts, Payson City employees, PPP members and any other interested individuals to come and help us plant flowers and beautify our grounds for the coming summer and fall season.
    The more volunteers, the less time it takes to get everything planted.  The tentative date for planting will be either May 7 or 14.  This date is subject to the weather and the delivery of flowers.  The exact time will be made available as it gets closer.  Watch the Chronicle, our Peteetneet Blogspot or you may call Ray Wilson at 801-465-4192 or Janeen Dean at the Peteetneet Museum at 801-465-5265.
    Each volunteer will be provided with flowers to plant, but it is asked that each person bring their own hand tools, shovels, etc.  We are encouraging groups to adopt a planter to weed and care for during the summer.  We appreciate the volunteers who take time to come and assist us in this activity.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


We invite you and your family to come to the Peteetneet Antique & Vintage Expo on May 14, 2016.  The expo will have vendor booths from all over selling their antique, vintage, homemade crafts, and food.  Don’t forget to bring that “one” item in your home that you KNOW is worth some money.  The Peteetneet Antique & Vintage Expo will have nationally renowned antique appraisers on hand to give you a verbal history and value of your unique treasure; appraisal will be $5.00 per item.
   All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our beautiful Historic Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center which was established in 1901.  The actual building began in 1897 as a solution to replace four, one-room schools existing at that time.  In 1988, the school was restored and turned into a cultural center and museum offering plenty of ongoing activities and instruction to the community. 
Each year volunteers donate almost 12,000 hours of their time to share the museum with visitors.  The museum and cultural arts center hosts over 34,000 visitors each year. 
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Appraisers 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (first come first served)               
Museum tours and vendors 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center
10 North 600 East
Payson, UT.

Please call Janeen 801-358-3357 if you have any questions.

Friday, February 12, 2016


Have you heard the news ?  Payson  will be an "Antique and Vintage Appraisal Exposo" in May at the Peteetneet Museum.  Some nationally renowned antique appraisers will be on hand to give you an idea of the history and value of your unique treasure.  Appraisals will be only $5.00 which will be donated to the Peteetneet.  Now is the time to start thinking  of what you want to bring.  There will be booths and vendors so you can get the supplies you need to repair and finish your own treasure-or purchase one that already created.  There will be food vendors and lots of great booths.  If you would like to be put on an email list with further information on vendor booths, email

Sunday, January 31, 2016


The Payson Senior Citizens Annual Woodcarving Exhibit is now on display at the Peteetneet Museum.  This annual exhibit has been on display during January and will continue through the month of February.  The exhibit was started many years ago by Gene Colvin.  He oversaw the wood carvers at the Senior Citizens Center and was also  a member of  the Payson Historical Society and served as a Trustee of People Preserving Peteetneet.  Since the death of Mr. Colvin.  Bob Dailey has worked with the carvers at the Senior Center and has graciously continued the program that Mr. Colvin established at the Peteetneet.  The Peteetneet and our visitors look forward each year to see the many new carvings displayed by our local seniors.  We are amazed at the talent and hard work that goes into each carving.
Don't miss the opportunity to see this outstanding display in the Peteetneet Historical Room.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016



The Peteetneet Arts Council is so excited to feature Rebecca Lee Perry's art through the month of February. There will be an Artists Reception this Friday, January 15 from 6 to 8 P.M., at the Peteetneet Museum. It's free to the public and will be a treat to your eyes as well as your soul! Her many talents have taken her to various parts of the world where she helped with the murals in L.D.S. Temples. She went to Kenya with her husband in 2006 where she took photos and painted them. These are some of her outstanding works.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Former PPP President Passes Away

 Dr. Gordon Sterling Taylor

Former Payson City Mayor, Past President of People Preserving Peteetneet and one of the main individuals who helped save and restore the Historic Peteetneet School,  passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. A viewing will take place this Friday, followed by funeral services on Saturday. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016



This mission bell was salvaged from one of the 21 missions established by the Franciscan Order in the late 1700s and early 1800s in early California.  Most of the missions collapsed or were destroyed and a few of the original  ones remained.  Many have been rebuilt in recent years and their bells were recast  from molds of the original bells.  This bell was probably made in Spain in the late 1700s and installed in the mission after 1790.

The bell was given to Dale and Gloria Barnett many years ago by John (Dutch) Patten who had salvaged the bell.  He was an uncle of Dale's.  Dutch was born in Payson.  He also gave the Barnetts other historical items:  two oxen yokes, oxen shoes, old bridle bits, and an Indian papoose cradle.

The Barnetts decided the bell  should become part of the collection of the Peteetneet Museum.  It was donated to the Peteetneet along with the small bell tower to house it and the plaques that sits in front of the bell tower.

The following donated their service and/or materials for the construction:
Engineered by Tom DeGraw
Masonry work by Doug May
Red sandstone from Kanab by V. L. Barnett
Installed by Rick DeGraw, Gary DeGraw, Sargent Barnett and Dale Barnett