Cave Creek Museum to open
- Hours10 AM-4:30 PM
The new season is filled with première exhibits, newly acquired collections and educational special events for all ages.
The exhibits include a Meal of Rock that looks good enough to eat and an ancient, never before seen artifact collection showcasing the Cave Creek area’s prehistoric history debuts in the Archeology Wing. Novel projections in the museum’s History Wing bring history to life for the first time. In addition, the museum will debut the area’s Desert Defender, who brought environmental activism to the foothills area; a weekly column to the Foothills Sentential; and poetry to Cave Creek as the first poet laureate.
Programing includes an evening with the ghost hunters of Cave Creek; literary evenings with popular local authors; entertainment by the Desert Foothills Theater; children's interactive programing; and the arrival of Southwest Santa.
The museum’s fine art collection, which depicts the legacy of Cave Creek’s Southwest Fine Arts heritage, will make an appearance, for the first time in years, in the main atrium of the Cave Creek Museum.
Other one-of-a-kind exhibits include a discovery trip through the newly remodeled museum store, where inspirational and educational gifts can be found. And, some of the museum’s most popular exhibits will again open including the Tubercular Cabin; the first Cave Creek church; and Arizona’s only fully operational ten-stamp ore crushing mill. Guests can watch the ten 1,000-pound stamps slam down in synchronized precision, and hear the pounding echo against the desert foothills, just as it did 100 years ago (see website for details).
Cave Creek's new website, cavecreekmuseum.org, features events, programs, special tours and stories from the characters and objects that made the Cave Creek Mining District what it is today. The 2021-2022 season, October 1, 2021-May 31, 2022, promises family and friends an adventure through time and continuous discovery. The museum’s hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 1:00-4:30 PM and Friday from 10:00 AM-4:30 PM.