Newsletter for Fall 2014

Here is the link to view our first newsletter of the new season! Please note that when you click on the link you will see the version of the newsletter that is formatted for printing, assembling and mailing. So each digital page actually contains two printed pages. For example, the first digital page contains the first and last pages of the newsletter. It may be a bit tricky to follow the pages but with a little persistence and patience you should do just fine. Enjoy!

Newsletter for Fall 2014

What’s New for 2014-15?

During every off-season, the Museum undergoes a rebirth! Last seasons temporary exhibits have been de-installed and new exhibits set up to take their place. Permanent exhibit displays are cleaned and tidied up. We also performed a replacement of our point of sale system hardware and software for the Museum store. Here’s what’s new for 2014-15.Continue Reading

Artifact of the Month – October 2014

  “Cowboy Isn’t a Style,  It’s a Way of Life” Look closely at this sweat and dust encrusted hat.  For years, this crowned George Mileham.  At George’s funeral in 1981, hundreds of locals gathered to mourning the passing of one Cave Creek’s “last cowboys”.  This is not the hat of a “dime store cowboy”.  ThisContinue Reading

Smithsonian Museum Day

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. Cave Creek Museum is proud to be a participating museum. Museum Day Live! is scheduled to take place Saturday September 27th from 1 – 4:30.Continue Reading

Announcing New Membership Levels and Benefits

Welcome to our 2014-15 membership drive! This year features several new, exciting changes to our membership program! First, we have partnered with several regional museums to grant reciprocal admission privileges and a 10% discount good at all participating member museum stores. This new member benefit significantly increases the value of your Cave Creek Museum membership.Continue Reading

Watch Our Latest Videos!

We recently received three videos produced by Herbert Hitchon of An Eye on you Production. The videos run several minutes each and feature our outdoor exhibits, the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and the interior exhibits. To watch a video, simply click on one of the links. Exterior Exhibits Golden Reef Stamp Mill Interior Exhibits PleaseContinue Reading

Impressions of the stamp mill operating

On the final day of the Museum’s 2013-14 season, I, along with several others, braved the heat to see the Golden Reef Stamp mill in operation. Note that you can click on a photo to enlarge it.               I not only got to see the stamp mill operate, butContinue Reading

Artifact of the Month – May 2014

  Apache Water Jar This basket has been waterproofed with pine pitch. It is lightweight and difficult to break – a perfect water vessel for a mobile people like the Apache. Our Artifact of the Month for May 2014 is on loan from the Schoonover family, in memory of Grace Schoonover. Larger vessels of thisContinue Reading

Museum Nuggets – May 2014

To view, please click on the link Museum Nuggets May 2014

Artifact of the Month – April 2014

It’s a very old tradition to celebrate spring by dressing up for Easter.  The new hat or “Easter bonnet” was an important part of the spring costume in the days when hats were more in fashion than they are today. The Cave Creek Museum is featuring mid-20th Century hats from its collection, as Artifacts ofContinue Reading

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