*** Due to the popularity of this event, pre-purchase of tickets is required. Tickets may be purchased on the EVENT page. *** THIS A SPECIAL 4th 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™.
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.
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.
Please join the Cave Creek Museum as we gather in Dorothy's Room at the Christ Anglican Church for the Museum's Annual Membership and Volunteer Appreciation Meeting.
Thanksgiving at Janey's!!! This year will be Janey's 3rd Annual "Turkey Palooza" charity event - a 50/50 fundraiser split between the Cave Creek Museum and the Foothills Food Bank! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for 5:45 -10:30pm, Wednesday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Eve) when Janey's will host a 9-artist musical event with the proceeds from the cover charge ($10 cover) going to this fundraiser. AND - It doesn't stop there! In addition, 50% of Janey's Thanksgiving morning coffee/tea sales will also go to the fundraiser! THANK YOU, JULIAN and Janey's!!!
Join us at the Cave Creek Museum, along with our local Paranormal Investigation / Ghost Hunting Team that has been featured on the Travel channel’s Destination Fear and Ghost Adventures, AZ Ghost Adventures, for a night of Historical Hauntings and Paranormal Investigation.
Who knows what treasure lies within? Find out from professional antique appraiser Sean Morton who offers anecdotal assessments of your valuables! Sean has a remarkable knowledge of the history and value of antiques, from readily recognizable to obscure. Donation: $20 per item Limit two items per session with unlimited sessions.
Join local organizations to learn about the archaeology of the Cave Creek area through info booths, gold-panning, pottery making, guest speakers and live demonstrations. No registration required---just come and have fun!
Our desert is fragile, our resources precious. Join the Cave Creek Museum for Kiwanis' Family Fun Day to learn "what you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
This program is thanks to the generous funding of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree. The "Singing Cowboy" and his trusty steed Dusty join the Cave Creek Museum to lead our guests in singing songs and telling stories of yore. And no doubt Dusty will be ready to show off how he is the smartest horse in all of Cave Creek! You be smart and pre-register, so Dusty'll know your coming! He LOVES an audience!