About Cave Creek Museum

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Cave Creek Museum is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area of the northern Sonoran Desert 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


President – Bill Oelman
Vice President – Anne Wallace
Treasurer – Bill Kosanke


Bob Flach
Frank Tyrol
Kayce Westfall
Suzanne Johnson
Marc Peagler


Executive Director– Karrie Porter Brace
Adminstration – Karen Friend

Community Associations

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museum association of arizona