Digging into history

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2020-2021 season opens October 2020

It’s time to dig into history through outdoor and indoor exhibits, special collections, Kiwanis Family Sundays, and a myriad of signature events when Cave Creek Museum opens for the 2020-2021 season!
This month, the Golden Reef Stamp Mill demonstration will reach a new audience via Facebook Live, with free online streaming at 11am and 1pm on October 10, 2020.

Log onto the Cave Creek Museum’s Facebook page to catch all the action as the stamp mill roars to life, crushing gold-bearing ore mined at the stamp mill’s original location on the back of nearby Continental Mountain.
Onsite visitors are welcome but MUST wear masks and social distance unless they are in a family group.

The public debut of the Cave Creek Museum’s recently completed interior renovation will take place via Zoom on Sunday, October 30, 2020, from 5pm to 6pm. “The Cave Creek Museum would like to invite the community to attend our public debut open house on October 30, 2020 at 5:00pm. The theme is Digging into the Museum and Building Dreams.”

“Attendees will get an exclusive preview of the exciting projects we have been working on, as well as some of our new programs and offerings. Those who register by October 12, 2020 will be eligible to receive a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to their home. Tickets for this live Zoom event can be purchased via the museum’s website cavecreekmuseum.org, or by calling 480-488-2764.”

Looking forward to additional multi-generational fun and excitement, “The Cave Creek Museum Dream Team and volunteers have started putting up the Water Tower for the Gold Mining Sleuth and Panning exhibit for the Kiddos!” Executive Director Karrie Porter Brace said, encouraging everyone, “Be sure to check the Cave Creek Museum Facebook page for more sneak peak updates as we get closer to the Museum’s Season Opening, starting November 1, 2020.”

“You’re also invited to visit our blacksmith shop and chat with Cave Creek Museum volunteers, like Paul Diefenderfer, who bring history alive. As a member of the Golden Reef Stamp Mill Dream Team, Dief helped rebuild the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and assists in the popular blacksmithing demonstrations.” A Tubercular Cabin, which is an official Historic Landmark, is onsite nearby, along with the First Church, and the Gazebo. Intriguing tales, cultural insights and fun facts are highlighted regularly on the Cave Creek Museum Facebook page.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering at Cave Creek Museum, contact Remington Pettus at remington@cavecreekmuseum.org. For more information about Cave Creek Museum special events, partnering or donation opportunities, please contact Becca Bober at development@cavecreekmuseum.org.

The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, AZ 85327. cavecreekmuseum.org. 480-488-2764

Follow Cave Creek Museum on Facebook at: facebook.com/cavecreekmuseum