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Zane Grey Related Museums

The Zane Grey Museum
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania
Details - Official Site
Zane Grey's home in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania is now a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service.
The Rim Country Museum
Payson, Arizona
Details - Official Site
Museum of the natural and cultural history of the greater Payson area, frequently referred to as the "Rim Country".
The Zane Grey Cabin
Payson, Arizona
Details - Official Site
Museum featuring the reconstruction of Zane Grey's cabin under the Mogollon Rim in Payson, Arizona.
The National Road Museum
Norwich, Ohio
Details - Official Site
Museum of the history of the National Road and of Zane Grey and his ancestors' role in the settling of Ohio.
Mormon Lake Lodge
Mormon Lake Lodge Zane Grey Museum
Mormon Lake, AZ
Details - Official Site
Mormon Lake Lodge is a wonderful rustic lodge nestled among the pines on the edge of Mormon Lake, Grey's camping spot on his way to his cabin near Payson.

Details of the Various Museums


Below is additional information on each of the museums listed on this page.

  The Zane Grey Museum
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania

Tel.: (570) 685-4871
Official Site: www.nps.gov/upde/historyculture/zanegrey.htm
This home of the "Father of the Western Novel" sits along the banks of the Upper Delaware River.

photo: The Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen, PennsylvaniaZane Grey lived in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, from 1905 until 1918. Lackawaxen always held a special place in his memories, and was chosen as the site of his final resting place. Today, Grey's home from 1914-18 is preserved by the National Park Service as part of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

The Zane Grey Museum is open seasonally, usually Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. (Closed some weekdays.)

The National Park Service provides ranger-conducted 20-minute tours of the rooms that were Zane Grey's study and office. Tours are limited to 10 persons/tour; a wait may be expected at times. Groups should make reservations in advance.

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  The Rim Country Museum
Payson, Arizona

Tel.: (520) 474-3483
Official Site: www.rimcountrymuseums.com
The Rim Country Museum was established through the efforts of the Northern Gila County Historical Society, Inc. which operates the Museum primarily through volunteer effort. Its mission and purpose is to discover and preserve for public benefit, the natural and cultural history of the greater Payson area, frequently referred to as the "Rim Country".

The Rim Country Museum - photo: www.rimcountrymuseums.comThe Rim Country Museum is quaintly set in the award winning Green Valley Park in Payson, Arizona. The Museum is comprised of several historical buildings and objects of local significance. A nearby lake and full foliage trees offer our visitors a refreshing coolness in the summer and a crystalline landscape in winter.

When you walk into the Museum you are stepping into time past. The entrance was the Forest Ranger's residence originally built in 1907. It is now our Museum Store with a wide selection of gifts and an excellent selection of books on local and general Arizona history. It is from here you will begin your visit.

Novelist and screenplay writer, Zane Grey, became a part of Arizona legend and history. Many of his books were written here against the phenomenal beauty and ruggedness of the Mogollon Rim. Through his writing he brought to many the passion, excitement and quietude of this extraordinary area.

We have an excellent presentation on Zane Grey including many of his personal items such as chaps, saddle, guns, books and posters.

A replica of Zane Grey's Cabin, which burned down in the "Dude Fire" in 1990, stands adjacent to the Rim Country Museum.

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  The Zane Grey Cabin
Payson, Arizona

Tel.: (520) 474-3483 (Rim Country Museum)
Official Site: http://www.rimcountrymuseums.com/zane_grey_cabin.htm
A historic replica of Zane Grey's cabin -- lost in 1990 during the Dude Fire -- was built in Green Valley Park in 2005 through the efforts of the non-profit Zane Grey Cabin Foundation. It was officially turned over to the Northern Gila County Historical Society on Saturday October 15, 2005.

The Zane Grey Cabin - photo: www.rimcountrymuseums.comIn 1921, Zane Grey bought three acres of land under the Mogollon Rim and had the cabin contructed. He used the cabin as a retreat and writing space until 1929, after which the cabin slowly fell into disrepair. In the 1960's, Phoenix businessman William Goettl bought the structure and hired Richard Haught, a descendant of the original builder, to restore it. In 1972, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and by 1989 it was attracting an average of 20,000 visitors a year.

After the Dude Fire of 1990 destroyed the cabin, the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation was formed to raise funds and rebuild the cabin. It now stands in Green Valley Park, next to the Rim Country Museum. The cabin's main room contains a replica of his writing chair, a small cot, table, bear rug, Grey's saddle, and assorted cowboy boots and hats.

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  The National Road Museum
Norwich, Ohio

Tel.: (800)-752-2602 (toll-free) or (740) 872-3143
Official Site: www.ohiohistory.org/places/natlroad/
Zane Grey's ancestor, Colonel Ebenezer Zane, was commissioned by the Continental Congress to develop a road through the Western Wilderness (Pennsylvania and Ohio at the time). The National Road Museum is located in Norwich, Ohio.

photo:  www.ohiohistory.orgThis museum has three main sections: The National Road, Zane Grey, and Ohio pottery (the local area is well known for the quality of pottery made locally). The Zane Grey section has numerous items of interest including books, movie posters, fishing items, and several recreations of Zane Grey settings.

The National Road Museum is now operated by the John and Annie Glenn Foundation (John & Annie Glenn Historic Site) of New Concord, Ohio. The National Road Museum will be open May 1 - September 30.

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Mormon Lake Lodge   Mormon Lake Lodge - ZG Museum
Mormon Lake, AZ

Tel.: 928-354-2227 X10
Official Site: http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/mormonlake/

The Zane Grey Museum at Mormon Lake Lodge features an array of Zane Grey-related books, photographs, paintings, movie posters and other memorabilia. Many objects on display were owned or used by Zane Grey.

When Zane Grey would travel to Payson and his cabin under the Mogollon Rim, he would travel by train to Flagstaff, then take horses and wagons cross country to the cabin site near Payson, Arizona. Mormon Lake was a favorite camping spot on the way to the cabin. The Lodge is located on the edge of the lake itself, and is a wonderful, rustic getaway nestled among pine trees amid the solitude much like it was when Grey camped there in the early 20th century.







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Historical images of Zane Grey used with permission of Dr. Loren Grey and Zane Grey, Inc.
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Historical photos of Zane Grey used with permission of Dr. Loren Grey and Zane Grey Inc.