SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Salt River Indian Community and Cave Creek Museum celebrate Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on Sept. 28

Museum’s official season starts on Wednesday, Oct. 2
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salt river pima basket makingCAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum re-opens on Wednesday, Oct. 2, but the public will have a special chance to preview exhibits on Saturday, Sept. 28 during the free national Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. The event will feature revered guests from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community who will conduct demonstrations to educate guests about their rich culture and history which dates back to the ancient Hohokam.

During the celebration, which takes place from 1 – 4:30 p.m., guests can view Cave Creek Museum’s new and permanent indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a historic Stamp Mill dating back to 1880. The afternoon will be filled with basketry, pottery, and beadwork demonstrations.

cave creek andcarefree bookThe Museum will also be accepting pre-sale orders for its new book, “Cave Creek and Carefree,” written by Patrick Grady and museum volunteers. The new Arcadia publication features articles on historic aspects of the two towns and an array of compelling photographs, many from the museum collection. A special author reception and book signing is also planned for Sun., Oct. 6 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Museum. Books are being sold for $22 with all proceeds benefiting the museum.

Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 Skyline Drive, in Cave Creek. To download free tickets to the Sept. 28 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, visit:

To become a member of the Museum and receive an invitation to the Pre-season reception, call 480-488-2764 or visit

Top photo courtesy Stephanie Bradley

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