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Cave Creek Museum celebrating Archaeology Month

3/2/16

CAVE CREEK – March is Archaeology Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn about the rich Desert Foothills history at Cave Creek Museum. Go back in time as you tour the museum’s impressive Archaeology Wing or attend the annual Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross. Take advantage of the museum’s “History Highlights” March program, which will focus on the extraordinary boulders near the famed Boulders resort. Get a glimpse into the life of a female pioneer during a weaving and quilting family program.

On Sunday, March 6, the museum will host the “What the Ladies Did” Weaving/Quilting Family Program, 1:30-3 p.m. Unlock the mysteries of using textiles, such as yarn and plastic bags, for creating the perfect picture or blanket. Make your own quilt block and watch lace makers turn thread into lace. This program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

The Spur Cross Spur Cross Archaeology Expo is set for Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Cave Creek Museum and several other non-profits for an exciting day of hikes, gold panning, pottery making, guest speakers, live demonstrations, wildlife, artifacts, and more. This is an Arizona SCITECH Festival Signature Event. 

A special presentation on The Boulder will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2-3:30 p.m. “The Boulders at The Boulders Aren’t Really Boulders!” is a History Highlights program covers the physical forces that have created this amazing expanse. Reservations for this presentation are requested.

The Cave Creek Museum will host a Kokedama class on Wednesday, March 16, 6-8 p.m. Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that uses moss as a container for a plant. Displayed as singles or multiples, these string-and-moss balls make a stunning presentation. The class cost is $35, which includes supplies. Reservations are requested.

The museum’s Historic Stamp Mill will be in action during a demonstration on Sunday, March 20, 2-2:30 p.m. 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.

For more information or to reserve a spot in one of these programs, call (480) 488-2764, or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 Skyline Dr., in Cave Creek.