Cave Creek Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the pre-history, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree Foothills area through education, research, and interpretive exhibits. This month, they welcome the community to their multiple educational and fundraising events.
Kiwanis Days: Acting 101
The Cave Creek Museum will offer visitors the opportunity to focus on important acting tools and exercises that strengthen confidence on stage and in social experiences. The event takes place on Saturday, March 13, from 2-4 p.m. during Kiwanis Family Days. The event is free thanks to the support of Kiwanis Club of Carefree. The session will be led by Eric-Lee Olsen, who graduated from the LACC Theatre Academy in 2011 before briefly attending The Second City in Chicago. Since 2014, Olsen has been in more than 200 productions spanning from Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre to film and television. Student must be 10 years or older and the event is limited to 25 students.
Miners’ Dinner on March 22
The Miners’ Dinner takes place on March 22 from 4:30-8 p.m. and is a major fundraiser for the museum. Along with dinner catered by Phoenix Palate, the museum will have a silent auction and raffles. Guests can win a chance to ride in a hot air balloon with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co. Raffle tickets are $25 each. Guests arrive at 4:30 p.m. to check in and socialize, followed by demonstrations of the amazing Golden Reef Stamp Mill and blacksmithing at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. In addition, the Cowgirls Historical Foundation Cowgirls and Mike Ewing and the Cowboy Balladeer will entertain.
The Arizona Gold Mining Experience Features a New Exhibit
A new exhibit has just opened at Cave Creek Museum’s Arizona Gold Mining Experience. The new mine shaft is a replica of a typical hard rock Arizona gold mine. To enhance the experience, lights flash and the earth shakes to replicate sequential dynamite explosions. Visitors will learn how the introduction of dynamite and compressed air rock drills increased a mine’s output, but also made it far more dangerous for Arizona miners at the time. The Arizona Gold Mining Experience features the mine, a tram, a crusher and the 10-stamp mill as part of a 90-minute fascinating demonstration. The Arizona Gold Mining Experience runs the second Saturday of every month through May from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
All these events happen at the Cave Creek Museum, located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. To learn more, visit cavecreekmuseum.org or call 480-488-2764.