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Cave Creek Museum to host Valentine’s program


CAVE CREEK – Arizona turns 104 on Valentine’s Day, and Cave Creek Museum will celebrate a week prior with a fun family program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

Celebrate the birthday of Arizona and Valentine’s Day with the museum on Sunday, Feb. 7, 1:30-3 p.m. Event participants will have the opportunity to make their own special valentines, and taste some treats from the early 1900s that are still popular today. Come learn about Arizona’s history, make valentines, and mark your calendar for some of the museum’s other programs and events.

Located at 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the museum will hold a Stamp Mill demonstration. See this historic 1880 “Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill” in action as volunteers crush hard rock ore in search of gold that can be separated and saved. The museum will be showcasing this 10-Stamp Mill that came from its own mining district and was originally located on Continental Mountain. The demonstration runs 2-2:30 p.m.

Also on Feb. 13, the museum will host a presentation on ‘Flora and Fauna of the Desert Foothills.’ Guests will learn about the native plants and animals of the Desert Foothills. Reservations are requested for this event, which begins at 2 p.m.

On Feb. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., the museum will host ‘Oh, for the Love of Technology!’ Need some technical help? Attend the presentation and hear from featured technology guru Steve Woods. Seating at this presentation is limited; reservations are recommended.

For more information or to put in reservations for a Cave Creek Museum event, call (480) 488-2764 or visit