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posted 15 hours ago
Cave Creek Museum

Citrus alongside copper, cattle, climate, and cotton compose the 5 C's of Arizona.

Found throughout the valley, citrus thrives in the desert climate. In this photo, Charles Fleming in 1902 looks fondly upon his orange trees 🍊 with his back to the camera.
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Citrus alongside copper, cattle, climate, and cotton compose the 5 Cs of Arizona. 

Found throughout the valley, citrus thrives in the desert climate. In this photo, Charles Fleming in 1902 looks fondly upon his orange trees 🍊 with his back to the camera.

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We had to memorize this in grade school in the '50's.

posted 1 day ago
Cave Creek Museum

We would like to Congratulate the Cave Creek Museum's newly elected Board of Directors! We at the museum want to thank you for your dedication, and commitment to the Cave Creek Museum's mission to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of the Northern Sonoran Desert.

Congratulations to the following elected Board Members:

Board President: Reg Monachino
Board Vice President: Frank Tyrol
Board Treasurer: Pam DiPietro
Secretary: Shea Stanfield
Ellen "Miss Ellie" Alsever
Tammy Causey
Tom Cross
Bill Oelman
Darlene Southern
Nina Spitzer
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We would like to Congratulate the Cave Creek Museums newly elected Board of Directors!  We at the museum want to thank you for your dedication, and commitment to the Cave Creek Museums mission to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of the Northern Sonoran Desert. 

Congratulations to the following elected Board Members:

Board President: Reg Monachino
Board Vice President: Frank Tyrol
Board Treasurer: Pam DiPietro
Secretary: Shea Stanfield
Ellen Miss Ellie Alsever   
Tammy Causey  
Tom Cross 
Bill Oelman  
Darlene Southern
Nina Spitzer

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Congratulations

Congratulations

posted 3 days ago
Cave Creek Museum

Books + Food = Happy

Everyone in the Desert Foothills area should own a copy of Bryan's Black Mountain Barbeque Cookbook. Chef (and author) Bryan Dooley can't stay open 24/7 when you have that BBQ craving. Famous for his award-winning recipes you will want to put this one on your wish list.

Traveling? Make sure you keep a copy of Arizona travel writer Roger Naylor's book Burgers and Boots handy. Roger covers hiking spots and eateries all over the state and has not steered any of us wrong yet!

For those who are eating to stay fit, we have The Healthy Southwest Table, and several vegetarian and vegan friendly cookbooks. Chef Ryan Clark's Modern Southwest Cooking, with elevated recipes is guaranteed to bring the MasterChef out in you.

Written by: Darlene Southern, Cave Creek Museum Store Manager.
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Books + Food = Happy 

Everyone in the Desert Foothills area should own a copy of Bryans Black Mountain Barbeque Cookbook.  Chef (and author) Bryan Dooley cant stay open 24/7 when you have that BBQ craving.  Famous for his award-winning recipes you will want to put this one on your wish list.

Traveling?  Make sure you keep a copy of Arizona travel writer Roger Naylors book Burgers and Boots handy.  Roger covers hiking spots and eateries all over the state and has not steered any of us wrong yet! 

For those who are eating to stay fit, we have The Healthy Southwest Table, and several vegetarian and vegan friendly cookbooks.  Chef Ryan Clarks Modern Southwest Cooking, with elevated recipes is guaranteed to bring the MasterChef out in you.

Written by: Darlene  Southern, Cave Creek Museum Store Manager.
posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

Imagine running a campaign during the 1900s where social media, cell phones, and email did not even exist! Campaign candidates reached out to potential voters largely by newspaper or in person at campaign events. For the first 50 years of American democracy, the act of "viva voce", or voice voting, was popular. Voters would swear on a Bible in front of a judge that their identity was correct and they had not voted already. The vote would then call out their candidate of choice. E Kentucky used this practice until 1891. Voting was a celebratory affair, as carnivals often took place outside the courthouse. The first paper ballots were introduced in the early 19th century, but were not standard practice until later on.

Pictured is Dulcey Houck circa 1904 wearing a campaign related hat. Ironically, women could not vote until 1920.

Sources:

David Roos. "How Americans Have Voted Through History: From Voices to Screens." 2020.
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Imagine running a campaign during the 1900s where social media, cell phones, and email did not even exist! Campaign candidates reached out to potential voters largely by newspaper or in person at campaign events. For the first 50 years of American democracy, the act of viva voce, or voice voting, was popular. Voters would swear on a Bible in front of a judge that their identity was correct and they had not voted already. The vote would then call out their candidate of choice. E Kentucky used this practice until 1891. Voting was a celebratory affair, as carnivals often took place outside the courthouse. The first paper ballots were introduced in the early 19th century, but were not standard practice until later on.  

Pictured is Dulcey Houck circa 1904 wearing a campaign related hat. Ironically, women could not vote until 1920.

Sources:

David Roos. How Americans Have Voted Through History: From Voices to Screens. 2020.
posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

Did you know that the state of Arizona has contributed to several key moments in space exploration?

1.) In April of 2019, University of Arizona researchers captured the first image of a black hole.
2.) Meteor Crater near Winslow, AZ is the closest representation to a crater on the moon. Astronauts trained at the crater in preparation for the very first moon landing.
3.) Arizona is home to seventeen Dark Sky Communities. Flagstaff was the first International Dark Sky Community in 2001.
4.) In May of 2008, University of Arizona researchers sent a spacecraft to Mars that was unmanned. The spacecraft took over 25,000 pictures, and confirmed that Mars has water that exists as ice.
5.) Lowell Observatory discovered Pluto on February 18th, 1930.

Want more space facts and to learn about the starry skies about Arizona? Attend the Kiwanis Family Sundays: Starry Nights in the Sonoran Desert from 2-4 pm, Sunday, May 9th at the Cave Creek Museum, featuring Lowell Observatory.

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Source:
Anne Ryman. "9 Important Arizona Contributions to Space Exploration". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Republic, 2014.
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Did you know that the state of Arizona has contributed to several key moments in space exploration? 

1.) In April of 2019, University of Arizona researchers captured the first image of a black hole.
2.) Meteor Crater near Winslow, AZ is the closest representation to a crater on the moon. Astronauts trained at the crater in preparation for the very first moon landing.
3.) Arizona is home to seventeen Dark Sky Communities. Flagstaff was the first International Dark Sky Community in 2001.
4.) In May of 2008, University of Arizona researchers sent a spacecraft to Mars that was unmanned. The spacecraft took over 25,000 pictures, and confirmed that Mars has water that exists as ice.
5.) Lowell Observatory discovered Pluto on February 18th, 1930. 

Want more space facts and to learn about the starry skies about Arizona? Attend the Kiwanis Family Sundays: Starry Nights in the Sonoran Desert from 2-4 pm, Sunday, May 9th at the Cave Creek Museum, featuring Lowell Observatory.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2542137112753025

Source: 
Anne Ryman. 9 Important Arizona Contributions to Space Exploration. Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Republic, 2014.

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A. Meteor Crater was the first meteor crater ever identified as such. B. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff was the first observatory ever placed due to atmospheric viewing conditions, rather than the convenience of astronomers.

posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

We want to say Hello and Thank you to our New Members for March and April. Your membership helps the Cave Creek Museum to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of the Northern Sonoran Desert.

-Andrea Markowitz and Patrick O’Brien
- Gloria and Paul Eelkema
- Karen-Chatfield Barnhart and Gregory Barnhart
-Karla and Tom Cross
- Steve Greenberg
- Ron and Nancy Ireland
- Dan Bergman
- Bill Pool
-Walter Camp
- Diane and Lance Todd
- Chris Contino
- Robert Cowan
- Tamara "Tammy" Causey
- Shea Stanfield
- Connie and John Manogian
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We want to say Hello and Thank you to our New Members for March and April.  Your membership helps the Cave Creek Museum to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of the Northern Sonoran Desert.

-Andrea Markowitz and Patrick O’Brien
- Gloria and Paul Eelkema
- Karen-Chatfield Barnhart and Gregory Barnhart
-Karla and Tom Cross 
- Steve Greenberg
- Ron and Nancy Ireland
- Dan Bergman
- Bill Pool
-Walter Camp
- Diane and Lance Todd 
- Chris Contino
- Robert Cowan
- Tamara Tammy Causey
- Shea Stanfield
- Connie and John Manogian

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Mask required for entry. No thanks.

posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Cave Creek Museum is lucky to have several volunteers who are former teachers. Their background in education has assisted the Cave Creek Museum in growing its educational programs and connecting the Museum to the local school districts. Make sure you thank the teachers in your life!

#teacher #teachers #teacherappreciation #teacherappreciationweek #arizona #cavecreekmuseum #museum #volunteers #education #history
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Cave Creek Museum is lucky to have several volunteers who are former teachers. Their background in education has assisted the Cave Creek Museum in growing its educational programs and connecting the Museum to the local school districts.  Make sure you thank the teachers in your life!

#teacher #teachers #teacherappreciation #teacherappreciationweek #arizona #cavecreekmuseum #museum #volunteers #education #history
posted 2 weeks ago
Cave Creek Museum

We love when couples return to the Historic Church at the Museum! Gail and Phil Barrett were married in the Historic Church on November 20th, 1965. The Barretts brought their friends to show them the Historic Church to reminisce their exchange of vows and even shared some fun stories with a staff member. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your memories!

The Cave Creek Museum is proud to have the very 1st church of Cave Creek as part of our historical collection. This tiny church was built in 1948 and became the first home of the Cave Creek Museum.

The Mission Chapel still uses the museum grounds and the first church of Cave Creek for their wild west, historic, intimate or shotgun weddings. For more information click on the link below.

www.themissionchapel.com/gallery/
The Mission Wedding Chapel
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We love when couples return to the Historic Church at the Museum! Gail and Phil Barrett were married in the Historic Church on November 20th, 1965. The Barretts brought their friends to show them the Historic Church to reminisce their exchange of vows and even shared some fun stories with a staff member.  Thank you for stopping by and sharing your memories!

The Cave Creek Museum is proud to have the very 1st church of Cave Creek as part of our historical collection. This tiny church was built in 1948 and became the first home of the Cave Creek Museum.

The Mission Chapel still uses the museum grounds and the first church of Cave Creek for their wild west, historic, intimate or shotgun weddings. For more information click on the link below.

https://www.themissionchapel.com/gallery/
The Mission Wedding Chapel

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Such a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.

Love this !! The Historic Church is a very special place!

posted 2 weeks ago
Cave Creek Museum

Looking for something to do on Mother's Day?

Bring your mom and family to our Kiwanis Family Sundays: Starry Nights in the Sonoran Desert event from 2-4 pm on Sunday, May 9th, featuring Lowell Observatory.

Join us for an inside presentation and learn about the solar system that resides above the Arizona landscape.

www.facebook.com/events/2542137112753025
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Looking for something to do on Mothers Day? 

Bring your mom and family to our Kiwanis Family Sundays: Starry Nights in the Sonoran Desert event from 2-4 pm on Sunday, May 9th, featuring Lowell Observatory. 

Join us for an inside presentation and learn about the solar system that resides above the Arizona landscape.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2542137112753025

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Hope to make it. Pluto IS a planet!

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