We maintain a collection of photos, articles and books for public, in-house use.

Our collection includes The Carefree Enterprise Magazine, The Black Mountain News and the Vacuum Cleaner publications.

Research appointments can be made outside of visitor hours by contacting Evelyn Johnson, 480-488-2764


The Early Cave Creek collection in the Arizona Memory Project (through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records) features a separate sub-collection with more than 20 images and supportive data on our historic TB cabin. The main collection gives a sampling of the military, mining, and ranching in the late 1800s and turn of the century before Cave Creek transitioned towards tourism with the start of dude ranching in the 1940s and later.


• All requests to reproduce images from the Cave Creek Museum, Inc (CCM). Research Library and Archives must be submitted on this application. By signing this application, the applicant agrees to abide by all terms, conditions, and provisions of this agreement. Permission for reproduction is granted only when this application is countersigned by the CCM Research Librarian/Archivist or Museum Executive Director. Permission for reproduction is limited to the applicant and is nontransferable.

• Permission for reproduction is granted only for the expressed purpose described in this application. This permission is non-exclusive, CCM does not surrender its own right, title, ownership, or the right to publish or to grant permission to others to do so.

• Any subsequent use (including subsequent editions, paperback editions, foreign language editions, promotional packaging or advertising use, etc.) constitute reuse and must be applied for in writing to CCM. An additional use fee must be paid. Any changes from that stated on the application, (ex increased size of edition, change in market) requires permission from CCM. If the applicant engages in unauthorized reproduction of photographs or other materials, CCM will require the applicant to surrender all materials containing such unauthorized reproductions. The applicant aggress that such materials shall be immediately surrendered upon receipt of request from CCM.

• CCM reserves the right to refuse reproduction of its holdings if it feels fulfillment of that order would be violating copyright law or other law. CCM also reserves the right to limit copying of materials if the copying process might damage the original. The Research Library and Archives cannot provide copies of some documents due to donor restrictions.

Physical Address
6140 E Skyline Drive
Cave Creek AZ 85327 (Map)
Phone: (480) 488-2764

Mailing Address
PO Box 1
Cave Creek AZ 85327

Open October through May:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - CLOSED