About Cave Creek Museum

It’s the Cave Creek Museum’s mission to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of the northern Sonoran Desert.

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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


Vince D’Aliesio – Email

Vice President:
Bill Kosanke – Email


Frank Tyrol – Email

Bill Oelman – Email

Reg Monachino – Email

Christine Williams – Email

Tom Cross – Email


Interim Executive Director
Susanne D. Johnson – Email

Museum Program Coordinator
Remington Pettus – Email

Exhibits and Collections Curator
Elizabeth Kapp – Email

view our 2019-2020 annual report

Community Associations

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museum association of arizona