Cave Creek Museum to present “Black Mountain, a Study in Black and White”

Cave Creek – Cave Creek Museum will give a dynamic presentation about the community’s famous Black Mountain during “Black Mountain, a Study in Black and White,” on January 22, from 2–3:15 pm.

Popular speaker Stephanie Bradley, a geologist and rock enthusiast, will lead the interesting program. A long time Cave Creek resident, Bradley seamlessly melds stories and information as visitors learn about the mighty forces that created the wonderful, rocky desert landscape. Find out how nature formed Black Mountain with two very opposing sides, and why the boulders at The Boulders aren’t really boulders. Bradley has explored nearly every inch of the desert foothills and offers the free program in the historic church behind the museum. Please pre-register at 480.488.2764 as space is limited.

Cave Creek Museum to present Antique Appreciation Day

Cave Creek Museum will present Antique Appreciation Day on January 29, from 10 am–4 pm.
Expert Sean Morton will tell guests the worth of their antique or what it was used for years ago. Learn from professional antique appraiser Sean Morton, as he offers anecdotal assessments of valuables. Morton has a remarkable knowledge of the history and value of antiques, from readily recognizable to obscure.

Each item appraised is a donation of $20. Limit two items per session with unlimited sessions. Pre-registration at the website,, is appreciated, walk-ins are welcome.

The 51-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research, and interpretive exhibits. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz., 480.488.2764. Open October through May.