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posted 4 days ago
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There are many ways to be involved here at the Cave Creek Museum. Volunteering is one of them. Here are some of the many ways you can volunteer your time and talents.

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posted 5 days ago
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Violence and crime ruled the Wild West. Despite the lack of law and order on the frontier, the Justice System was still present in many small towns like Cave Creek to bring outlaws or other criminals to justice. Judge McCormick, the Justice of Peace and Postmaster for Cave Creek, posed for a photo in a chair circa 1908. With the slight smirk on his face, one may wonder what verdicts he delivered to those on the wrong side of the law. ... See MoreSee Less

Violence and crime ruled the Wild West. Despite the lack of law and order on the frontier, the Justice System was still present in many small towns like Cave Creek to bring outlaws or other criminals to justice. Judge McCormick, the Justice of Peace and Postmaster for Cave Creek, posed for a photo in a chair circa 1908. With the slight smirk on his face, one may wonder what verdicts he delivered to those on the wrong side of the law.
posted 6 days ago
Cave Creek Museum

Thank You Kiwanis Club of Carefree! The Cave Creek Museum was honored to receive 2 grants this year for our Historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill and the New Gold Panning Station. We are proud to educate and keep history alive here at the Cave Creek Museum.

Great job on the mic 🎤 today by Vince D’Aliesio and Hard Rock Harry!

Photo credit: Bill Watters/Air Major Media
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Thank You Kiwanis Club of Carefree!  The Cave Creek Museum was honored to receive 2 grants this year for our Historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill and the New Gold Panning Station. We are proud to educate and keep history alive here at the Cave Creek Museum. 

Great job on the mic 🎤 today by Vince D’Aliesio and Hard Rock Harry!

Photo credit: Bill Watters/Air Major Media

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posted 6 days ago
Cave Creek Museum

Join Us as we bring our bit of History Alive here at the Cave Creek Museum!

The museum is proud to feature Arizona Mining History. Our Historic 10 Stamp Mill and Tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona operating within 5 miles of its original site! Come and see how gold mining was done.

Our incredibly talented Blacksmith will be stoking the fire and giving demonstrations! And our very own Hard Rock Harry will be helping you look for Gold in our new Water Tower Gold Sleuthing Station! You won't want to miss it!

The Cave Creek Museum opens at 1:00pm.
CDC Guidelines will be followed and MASKS are required.

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posted 1 week ago
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Arizona Gives Day is here!

TODAY, April 6th is your chance to Make a Difference!

We want to thank you for making a difference by donating to the Cave Creek Museum. Your donation, whether a $1 or more, helps us to continue preserving history and allows us to educate through events and programs.

Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement that unites nonprofits to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving.

Arizona Gives Day offers an opportunity to show how much nonprofits are appreciated and necessary on so many levels.

www.azgives.org/cavecreekmuseum
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Arizona Gives Day is here!

TODAY, April 6th is your chance to Make a Difference!

We want to thank you for making a difference by donating to the Cave Creek Museum. Your donation, whether a $1 or more, helps us to continue preserving history and allows us to  educate through events and programs.

Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement that unites nonprofits to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving.

Arizona Gives Day offers an opportunity to show how much nonprofits are appreciated and necessary on so many levels.

https://www.azgives.org/cavecreekmuseum
posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek celebrates its 151st Anniversary of the founding of Cave Creek. Cave Creek Museum will honor the unique history of the desert foothills in a celebration on April 11, from 2pm to 4pm at its Kiwanis Family Sundays: Happy Birthday Cave Creek event. The public is invited to check out the museum, learn some trivia about local Cave Creek history, win prizes and even take home some sweets.

Cave Creek Museum Kiwanis Family Sunday Event Programming is FREE to the public thanks to the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

Our family programming is designed for everyone, so please join us! All ages are welcome!

Visit www.facebook.com/events/180264220195941 or Call us at (480)488-2764.

Masks are required, CDC Guidelines will be followed.
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Cave Creek celebrates its 151st Anniversary of the founding of Cave Creek. Cave Creek Museum will honor the unique history of the desert foothills in a celebration on April 11, from 2pm to 4pm at its Kiwanis Family Sundays: Happy Birthday Cave Creek event. The public is invited to check out the museum, learn some trivia about local Cave Creek history, win prizes and even take home some sweets. 

Cave Creek Museum Kiwanis Family Sunday Event Programming is FREE to the public thanks to the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

Our family programming is designed for everyone, so please join us! All ages are welcome!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/180264220195941  or Call us at (480)488-2764.

Masks are required, CDC Guidelines will be followed.

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posted 1 week ago
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Happy Birthday, Cave Creek Museum!

In April 1970, Cave Creek Museum opened its doors for the first time to honor the local heritage of Cave Creek. Over the past 51 years, Cave Creek Museum has moved out of its original location in the Historic First Church of Cave Creek to its current building in 1986. The Archaeology and Pioneer Wings were added to further represent Prehistoric cultures and the mining, ranching, and military history of Cave Creek. The Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway was relocated to the Museum in 2009, and it's complete rebuild was finished in 2013. In 2020, the Pioneer Wing transitioned to the History Wing in a remodel.

Cheers to many more years as an institution preserving and interpreting the natural resources and cultural heritage of the northern Sonoran Desert!
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Happy Birthday, Cave Creek Museum!

 In April 1970, Cave Creek Museum opened its doors for the first time to honor the local heritage of Cave Creek. Over the past 51 years, Cave Creek Museum has moved out of its original location in the Historic First Church of Cave Creek to its current building in 1986. The Archaeology and Pioneer Wings were added to further represent Prehistoric cultures and the mining, ranching, and military history of Cave Creek. The Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Tramway was relocated to the Museum in 2009, and its complete rebuild was finished in 2013. In 2020, the Pioneer Wing transitioned to the History Wing in a remodel. 

Cheers to many more years as an institution preserving and interpreting the natural resources and cultural heritage of the northern Sonoran Desert!

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If you haven't been to the CCM lately, time to pay a visit to a hidden jewel recently reimagined during the Covid shutdown. Make a date - the 2020-2021 season ends soon!

Happy Birthday!!!

posted 1 week ago
Cave Creek Museum

You Can Make a Difference on April 6th, Arizona Gives Day!

We want to thank you for making a difference by donating to the Cave Creek Museum. Your donation, whether a $1 or more, helps us to continue preserving history and allows us to educate through events and programs.

Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement that unites nonprofits to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving.
Arizona Gives Day offers an opportunity to show how much nonprofits are appreciated and necessary on so many levels.

www.azgives.org/cavecreekmuseum

#azgivesday #nonprofit #cavecreekmuseum #cavecreekmjuseumaz #museum #arizona
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You Can Make a Difference on April 6th, Arizona Gives Day!  

We want to thank you for making a difference by donating to the Cave Creek Museum. Your donation, whether a $1 or more, helps us to continue preserving history and allows us to  educate through events and programs.

Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement that unites nonprofits to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving.
Arizona Gives Day offers an opportunity to show how much nonprofits are appreciated and necessary on so many levels.

https://www.azgives.org/cavecreekmuseum

#azgivesday #nonprofit #cavecreekmuseum #cavecreekmjuseumaz #museum #arizona
posted 2 weeks ago
Cave Creek Museum

Join Us as we bring our bit of History Alive here at the Cave Creek Museum!

The museum is proud to feature Arizona Mining History. Our Historic 10 Stamp Mill and Tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona operating within 5 miles of its original site! Come and see how gold mining was done.

Our incredibly talented Blacksmith will be stoking the fire and giving demonstrations! And our very own Hard Rock Harry will be helping you look for Gold in our new Water Tower Gold Sleuthing Station! You won't want to miss it!

The Cave Creek Museum opens at 1:00pm.
CDC Guidelines will be followed and MASKS are required.

www.facebook.com/events/1060818234344362
... See MoreSee Less

Join Us as we bring our bit of History Alive here at the Cave Creek Museum!

The museum is proud to feature Arizona Mining History. Our Historic 10 Stamp Mill and Tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona operating within 5 miles of its original site! Come and see how gold mining was done.

Our incredibly talented Blacksmith will be stoking the fire and giving demonstrations! And our very own Hard Rock Harry will be helping you look for Gold in our new Water Tower Gold Sleuthing Station! You wont want to miss it!

The Cave Creek Museum opens at 1:00pm.
CDC Guidelines will be followed and MASKS are required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1060818234344362
posted 2 weeks ago
Cave Creek Museum

Music is often the heart of every party. From left to right in the photograph is Bill Lewis playing guitar, George Houck playing the accordion, and John Lewis playing the violin while entertaining party guests at a dance in 1902. Parties and formals were often the main points of gathering where homesteaders could show off their fanciest clothing. ... See MoreSee Less

Music is often the heart of every party. From left to right in the photograph is Bill Lewis playing guitar, George Houck playing the accordion, and John Lewis playing the violin while entertaining party guests at a dance in 1902. Parties and formals were often the main points of gathering where homesteaders could show off their fanciest clothing.
posted 2 weeks ago
Cave Creek Museum

Join Us as we bring our bit of History Alive here at the Cave Creek Museum!

The museum is proud to feature Arizona Mining History. Our Historic 10 Stamp Mill and Tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona operating within 5 miles of its original site! Come and see how gold mining was done.

Our incredibly talented Blacksmith will be stoking the fire and giving demonstrations! And our very own Hard Rock Harry will be helping you look for Gold in our new Water Tower Gold Sleuthing Station! You won't want to miss it!

The Cave Creek Museum opens at 1:00pm.
CDC Guidelines will be followed and MASKS are required.

www.facebook.com/events/1060818234344362
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posted 3 weeks ago
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Celebrating Women's History Month

Terri Cruz
1927 - 2017

In 2012, Teresa “Terri” Cruz was awarded the Arizona Latina Trailblazer Award.

Terri spent her time assisting the poverty-stricken population in the Phoenix area. She contributed to and created programs that encouraged this population to learn job skills and seek further education. She also spurred projects that aided people in finding and applying for social services. Without her efforts, these communities wouldn’t have a way to better their economic state or seek government aid today.

This Mexican American woman devoted her life to assisting others. She worked for multiple organizations including Leadership and Education for the Advancement of Phoenix (LEAP), Service and Employment Redevelopment (SER), Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), Nursing Care Institution Administrators Board, and the Hispanic Senior Citizen Foundation Board.

Her other achievements included the Golden Heart Award in 1978 and the Jewell Award in 2001.

Written by: Kendall Artrip
Sources:
"Honoring Terri Cruz and Her Many Contributions to the People of Arizona". (2012). Congressional Record (Bound Edition), 158, 4th part. www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRECB-2012-pt4/html/CRECB-2012-pt4-Pg5150-2.htm.
Raul H. Castro Institute. (2012). Terri Cruz - Arizona Latina Trailblazers, 2012. Latino Perspectives Magazine. azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/rhcalt/id/82/.
Stacie Scott. Arizona Republic, Illustration. USA Today Network.
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Celebrating Womens History Month

Terri Cruz
1927 - 2017

In 2012, Teresa “Terri” Cruz was awarded the Arizona Latina Trailblazer Award. 

Terri spent her time assisting the poverty-stricken population in the Phoenix area. She contributed to and created programs that encouraged this population to learn job skills and seek further education. She also spurred projects that aided people in finding and applying for social services. Without her efforts, these communities wouldn’t have a way to better their economic state or seek government aid today. 

This Mexican American woman devoted her life to assisting others. She worked for multiple organizations including Leadership and Education for the Advancement of Phoenix (LEAP), Service and Employment Redevelopment (SER), Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), Nursing Care Institution Administrators Board, and the Hispanic Senior Citizen Foundation Board.

Her other achievements included the Golden Heart Award in 1978 and the Jewell Award in 2001.

Written by: Kendall Artrip
Sources: 
Honoring Terri Cruz and Her Many Contributions to the People of Arizona. (2012). Congressional Record (Bound Edition), 158, 4th part. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRECB-2012-pt4/html/CRECB-2012-pt4-Pg5150-2.htm.
Raul H. Castro Institute. (2012). Terri Cruz - Arizona Latina Trailblazers, 2012. Latino Perspectives Magazine. https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/rhcalt/id/82/. 
Stacie Scott. Arizona Republic, Illustration. USA Today Network.
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