What an exciting summer for our beloved Spur Cross Conservation Area. In a few weeks, a monument and time capsule commemorating the original efforts to preserve this gorgeous swathe of natural desert will be placed up by the parking lot. And now two precious parcels, previously privately owned, have been purchased through the generosity of Steve and Lori Greenberg and saved from development.
Whether under our roof or admired from our back door, the Cave Creek Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Cave Creek history, cultural and natural. Remember, when you support the Museum through membership or donation, you become part of preserving history!
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!"
What a great turn-out for the Town of Cave Creek's presentation of the second Local Landmark plaque, celebrating Cave Creek's Dairy Queen. The Cave Creek Museum was happy to be in attendance along with Town Council members, Local Landmark Committee members, the Tech4Life Team, and a whole bunch of townsfolk supporting the Local Landmark program.
Thank you to the Thompson Family for hosting us all. With their usual generosity, the DQ owners handed out free ice cream cones with every donation made to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Creekers Care! ... See MoreSee Less
It is thought that tuberculosis brought more people to Arizona than mining, ranching, farming or commerce. Tuberculosis was endemic in the 1880's and 1890's and the leading cause of death in the temperate zones of the world. Word spread that Arizona's clean air and warm, dry climate offered curative properties to those suffering from the pulmonary disease. In 1900, the Arizona Medical Association estimated that 70 percent of the state's population was infected with T.B.
Sanitariums for the treatment of the disease sprang up across the state, including several right here in Cave Creek. Inmates were lodged in canvas tents or small, primitive structures. The Cave Creek Museum is the proud possessor of the last known original Tubercular Cabin, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Your memberships and donations allow the Museum to continue to preserve and maintain this precious artifact. If you aren't a supporting member of the Cave Creek Museum, please join today and do your part to protect Cave Creek's history. A year's membership is as little as $50 for an individual. #cavecreekmuseum #cavecreekaz #cavecreekstrong ... See MoreSee Less
This was a wonderful place to visit, and the staff was super helpful!
I grew up in Colorado Springs which was a Mecca for TB patients. Our huts were round and still can be found in backyards around town. I had no idea that Cave Creek was also a place where people went for the “treatment.” This is really an interesting bit of local history!
Doc Holiday suffered from TB as well....
Someone told me that Dixileta Dr. was named after two sisters, Dixie and Leta, who operated a TB sanatorium.
Can you tell me if this is true?
It’s a fascinating piece of history and glad it’s been preserved. I’ve seen this at the museum. The thought struck me that if someone was depressed about having tuberculosis then living in a cabin like this would have pushed them over the edge. It’s rather depressing in person and I can’t imagine living in one during the hot months!
Cool, I love my States history. Of course, in this insanely ridiculous market that'll sell for 250k... bathroom extra.
See you Wednesday at DQ.Join us Wednesday (June 9th) at the local Dairy Queen in Cave Creek! A short ceremony will take place at 10am, as we unveil the brass plaque award for the next Cave Creek Local Landmark. Can't make the ceremony? All day you can receive a complimentary small ice cream cone for donating to the Children's Miracle Network. ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends at Pioneer Living History Museum are open through the summer. Be sure to check them out during the summer months.
Cave Creek Museum reopens in September for Smithsonian Days; stay tuned for updates.A young homeschooler learning about Arizona History visits the Sears Victorian House at Pioneer. The children’s room is full of period toys. The house can only be toured in the company of a volunteer docent, so call before visiting if your heart is set on seeing inside this original historic home.
If you are looking for a cute cowboy hat or bonnet to complete your pioneer look, you can find them for sale in our Mercantile. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday at 4:00pm. Cave Creek Museum is having the last Stamp Mill Run of the Season. Enjoy the running of the mill, blacksmithing and gold panning. The inside of the museum and gift shop will be open. Doors open at 1:00pm
Thank you to all of our Dream Team members and volunteers who make this Event every month during Season possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Would you or someone you know like to learn more about Cave Creek and our History?
Frances Carlson's, Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona: A History of the Desert Foothills. Meticulously and intimately researched by this former area resident, this is the book we recommend all our volunteers read.
The Cave Creek and Carefree, Images of America, authored jointly by Patrick Grady and the Cave Creek #Museum is a favorite. Lots of wonderful photos and concise, detailed paragraphs that paint the #history of #Cave #Creek.
Scottsdale Poet Laureate and Cave Creek resident Geoffrey Platts tragically drowned in 2000, but he left behind a journal written by a keen observer and defender of the Sonoran Desert. If you love our #desert home, his writing will resound with you as you read Trek! Man Alone in the Arizona Wilds by Geoffrey Platts.
Written by: Darlene Southern, Cave Creek Museum Store Manager.
Thank you ladies for stopping by and taking a tour with Museum Program Coordinator Remington Pettus. Lori Laswick Agency - American Family Insurance - Scottsdale, AZ is our May Community Partner, so stop by their Carefree office for a wide variety of insurance coverage.
The Community Partner Program supports and connects local businesses with each other every month! ... See MoreSee Less
The Cave Creek Museum has many talented volunteers and skills that the institution is thankful for!
Jay Williams, a #volunteer of over 27 years, completed his diorama of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway after twelve years of hard work. The diorama is an interpretation of what the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway would have looked like at its original location in operation. He has meticulously made each individual stamp on the #mill a moveable part so you can see it in action as it would have been back in the day!
Congrats Jay on the hard work and success of the fabulous #diorama, which is now a wonderful #artifact in the CCM #Education collection.
Written by: Remington Pettus Photo credit: Amy Dunn, Amy's Admin. Services, LLC ... See MoreSee Less
Jay Williams is a first-class member of the community and a TRUE AMBASSADOR for the Cave Creek Museum. The museum is lucky to have him!
Love you, Jay! So proud of you. I enjoy our conversations about the local history so much!
I am a newbie to CC Museum, but the wealth of knowledge that Jay brings is truly invaluable!
Way to go Jay!!!’
This is phenomenal - and what a dedicated individual Jay has been. There arent many who would share their time and talent in this way.
Awesome! Such dedication!
Looks incredible and I look forward to seeing it in person one day!
Jay, as long as we know each other, you always had that Tour Guide Spirit 🌵 Now you are paying forward your time, your dedication to our History, your creativity to bring back our history alive of The Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway.
Jay, on one of my good days, I would like to meet you at the CC Museum..Thanks Johnny Ringo
The summer heat of Arizona often drives people to cooler climates. Northern Arizona has become a haven for desert dwellers seeking relief just like the Houck family.
James D. Houck and the Houck family lived in this cabin in Heber during the summers. The Houcks lived in this cabin from around 1886 to 1900, with the image of the cabin itself taken circa 1890. During the winters, the Houcks would relocate to Holbrook, which is about 40 miles north of Heber. Prior to the 1900s, the Houcks lived year round in Cave Creek. ... See MoreSee Less
We have an incredible selection of laminated hiking #pamphlets, to help you identify animals, plants, cactus, and---very important in the Desert Foothills--SNAKES. With so many beautiful #hiking spots to go to make sure you check out our many #books on #trails and #adventures.
Written by: Darlene Southern, Cave Creek Museum Store Manager.
Photo Credit: Amy Dunn Amy's Admin. Services, LLC
#museum #cavecreekmuseum #cavecreekaz #historical #giftshop #taxfreeshop #taxfreeshopping #nonprofit ... See MoreSee Less