Cave Creek Museum Presents: The Saga of the Salt and Its Connection to Cave Creek

Would a very short rest on a journey to Prescott, for Stoneman and his troops, constitute grounds for the designation of Cave Creek town founder in 1870? Let's explore the true founder of Cave Creek or at least the co-founder of Cave Creek and how it all started with the venerable Salt River. This exciting saga will be delivered by Kraig Nelson, Cave Creek Museum's historian, Nuggets' columnist for twelve years who has given presentations not only at the Museum but other venues around metropolitan Phoenix, YouTube, Johns Hopkins University, and over seven years at the only UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark (and Hohokam site) in the state of Arizona. Prepare to spend an exciting time on the edge of your seats listening to information never delivered before.

2023-03-05T16:36:19-07:000 Comments

Cave Creek Museum’s Annual Miners’ Dinner

Join us for our favorite fundraiser, the Cave Creek Museum's Annual Miners' Dinner on March 19, 2024, from 4.30-8.00 pm. We will dine al fresco to a special menu catered by iconic Cave Creek restaurant The Horny Toad while listening to the tuneful stylings of cowboy balladeer Mike Ewing and enjoying a fashion show featuring legendary Watson's Hat Shop and Chico's at The Summit. Don't forget to browse our Silent Auction tables---some amazing items to bid on!  All this is preceded by a special run of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and Blacksmithing demonstration.  Your support and attendance of this event allows the Museum to continue to grow and serve our community and guests.

2023-09-16T18:47:31-07:000 Comments

The Arizona Gold Mining Experience™-SPECIAL 3RD SATURDAY EVENT!

*** Due to the popularity of this event, pre-purchase of tickets is required. Tickets may be purchased on the EVENT page. *** THIS A SPECIAL 3RD SATURDAY TIME!!!! Museum opens at 9:00 am for event check-in, The AZ GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE™ begins at 10 am! The Cave Creek Museum’s AZ GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE™ is unique with its display of the complete hard rock ore extraction process, with the mine shaft, tramway, ore carts, crushing and extraction, that are always on display, but operated during the AZ GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE™.

2022-12-26T09:05:38-07:000 Comments

CONNECTIONS: A Holiday Vendor Showcase

Please join us at the Cave Creek Museum for "Connections, a Holiday Vendor Showcase" on December 17th from 10am - 4:30pm! We invite you to visit the museum and support various local artisans & small businesses while you complete your holiday shopping. Please bring a friend! This event is free. 😊 Hope to see you there!

2022-12-03T12:48:25-07:000 Comments

Give To The Gazebo

The Gazebo at the Cave Creek Museum is in serious disrepair. Join CCM Board Member Molly Tufts at this fundraising event. 100% of the proceeds benefit the "Gazebo Preservation Fund". Please help us save it from an unhappy fate. Give to the Gazebo!

2022-10-12T14:29:44-07:000 Comments