Do you know the base of Papago Buttes had a sprawling German prisoner-of-war camp? Through dozens of photos and in the words of the P.O.W.s, the American soldiers who guarded them, and Phoenix citizens who lived nearby, spend time within the razor-wired confines of what was one of Arizona’s largest prison camps.
Presenter Kraig Nelson shares tales from Cave Creek's wild and woolly history, when cattle and sheep reigned supreme, cowboys ruled the desert and delves in the dark, and murderous past of one of the Town's Founding Fathers.
The Cave Creek Museum is excited to welcome the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center as our kickoff presenter for the new season of the Kiwanis Family Fun Days. FREE, THANKS TO FUNDING BY THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.
Award-winning author Roger Naylor joins Cave Creek Museum to share facts and commentary from his newest book, “Awesome Arizona: 200 Amazing Facts about the Grand Canyon State”. The Museum is fortunate to host this Lover-of-All-Things-Arizona as the holiday shopping season begins. A signed book(s) from Roger is a gift that suits every taste and always fits.
A layman’s overview of the geology of the Desert Foothills. If the boulders at The Boulders aren’t really boulders, what are they? Why is Black Mountain black—and why do saguaro mostly grow on the west slope?
Our May family event is to honor our mothers and grandmothers! Please bring your children and join us for an old-fashioned English Tea at the museum in honor of Mothers’ Day! We will be serving tea and lemonade, and each child will also have an opportunity to design a small terracotta pot and choose their own succulent plant to pot as a take home gift for Mom! FREE, THANKS TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.
Our community firefighters from Daisy Mountain will be bringing their fire truck and also will present a valuable safety demonstration. FREE, THANKS TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.
Do you find snakes interesting? Or are they more of something that you fear? You can meet some snake ambassadors and learn all about the types of snakes that call Arizona home. FREE, THANKS TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.
How did the early inhabitants of the Foothills live here in the desert without electricity and internet? Was life all work without play time? Join us to participate in a desert dig & more. Maybe find some bones, pottery or shark teeth! FREE, THANKS TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.
This is your chance to experience a day in the life of a miner and learn about the importance a miner has even on our life today. Come celebrate National Miners’ Day at the Cave Creek Museum. FREE, THANKS TO THE GENEROUS FUNDING OF THE KIWANIS' CLUB OF CAREFREE.