About Cave Creek Museum

The 51-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research, and interpretive exhibits.

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History of the Cave Creek Museum

At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building – the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer traditions of neighbor helping neighbor. Begun as an historical society in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum took form when land was donated by Frank and Hazel Wright, and the old Episcopal Church was relocated to that site. Donations and gifts of local historical significance poured in.

In April of 1970 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The Museum, a largely volunteer organization, represents the dedication and generosity from the people in Cave Creek & Carefree. It is a pleasure to present the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.

We are proud to announce that the Cave Creek Museum has gone solar.

The History of Our Host Town, Cave Creek

Meet Our Team

The Cave Creek Museum, one of the most unique museums of its kind, has named its board of directors for 2021-2022. The new members are (left to right):

Back Row: Frank Tyrol, Bill Oelman, Darlene Southern,
Reg Monachino, Evelyn Johnson, Nina Spitzer, Jo Ann Stuckey

Front Row: Tammy Causey, Shea Stanfield, Ellie Alsever, Pam DiPietro

2021-2022 Cave Creek Museum Board of Directors


Reg Monachino

Vice President:
Frank Tyrol

Pam DiPietro

Shea Stanfield

Board Director

Ellie Alsever

Tammy Causey

Bill Oelman

Darlene Southern

Nina Spitzer


Evelyn Johnson, Interim Executive Director
Jo Ann Stuckey, Museum Administrator

View our 2019-2020 Annual Report
View our 2020-2021 Annual Report
2020-2021 Annual Meeting Audio

Community Associations

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