McGuire gives Arizona Water presentation

Cave Creek Museum Presents Arizona Water on February 19, 2022 from 2-4 pm in the museum’s historic church.
Arizona is facing a water crisis. How will the current shortages affect residents? Does Arizona have enough water? What happens if the state runs out of its current sources? What can people do?

This presentation, given by Thomas McGuire, will help attendees understand the current water crisis and Arizona’s water future. McGuire holds degrees in geology and geology education. He as served as a volunteer (docent) at the museum, as a volunteer at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and as a Cave Creek town council member, each for more than a decade. He recently published a geology and hydrology guide that can be downloaded from the Desert Foothills Land Trust website. This event is free and open to the public.

Cacti and a field guide
Cave Creek Museum will present a Kiwanis sponsored Family Sunday program entitled Cacti and a Field Guide on February 13, 2022 from 2-4 PM.

The Sonoran Desert is known for is many species of cactus and their amazing spring blooms. Join Desert Foothills Land Trust at the Cave creek Museum and learn about the common cactus that is found throughout the Arizona desert. Visitors will make their own field guide and have the opportunity to create a desert flower to take with them. The event is free and open to the public.

Arizona gold mining experience
The Cave Creek Museum will offer demonstrations of its stamp mill on February 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM-12:45 pm.
Evelyn Johnson, interim executive director, says the museum will start up its incredible stamp mill, water tower, mineral panning, blacksmithing and more that Saturday. 

“Cave Creek Museum is proud to feature Arizona’s mining history,” says Johnson. “Our historic stamp mill and tramway is from the Golden Reef Mine on Continental Mountain and is the only one in Arizona within five miles of its original site. We want people to come and experience how gold mining was done back in the day. And, plan to spend time exploring our exciting new The Arizona Gold Mining Experience, which includes blacksmithing, a mine and gold panning.

The stamp mill will be operated on the second Saturday of each month during the museum’s 2022 season.

Antique Appreciation Day
Cave Creek Museum will present Antique Appreciation Day on January 29, 2022 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.