Cave Creek Museum’s April Events

April 7, 2010

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“Good Old Days” Fiesta Days™ Parade Float

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with several exciting programs and events in April. Located at 6140 Skyline Dr., the Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. The event schedule follows:

Saturday, April 10: Fiesta Days™ Rodeo Parade through the Town of Cave Creek 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free, but arrive early for best viewing.

Cave Creek Museum is proud to participate in Desert Foothills Community Association’s 32nd Annual Fiesta Days™ Rodeo Parade through the Town of Cave Creek. With close to 100 entries, the parade starts at 9 a.m. at Cave Creek Road and Skyline and finishes at Stagecoach Village. Be sure to look for the “Good Old Days” Float, which celebrates the Museum’s 40th Anniversary. The float will include a Native American woman grinding beans while a Pioneer woman scrubs clothes. Both will keep a mindful eye on their babies. Music from the Cactus Chordsmen, a barbershop quartet, will make the float one of the liveliest in the parade! Call DFCA at 480-488-4043 or Cave Creek Museum at 480-488-2764 for more information.

Saturday, April 17: “Flint Knapper Workshop” 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $15 per person. Proceeds benefit Cave Creek Museum.

Join Flint Knapper expert Truman Peters for a fascinating program about the ancient art of making stone tools, such as arrowheads, other projectile points and hard axes. This technology, which may date back as far as 4 million years ago, may have contributed to social evolution. The workshop includes a brief history, demonstration, and hands-on time flint knapping. Lithics and pottery sherds will also be on display along with information about the archaeology in the area.

Saturday, April 24 Children’s Program: Children’s author Vee Browne 1:30 – 3 p.m. Free, but please call to reserve a seat.

Cave Creek Museum continues its children’s author series when it hosts award-winning Arizona author Vee F. Browne for a story hour featuring her book, The Stonecutter and the Navajo Maiden. The story follows the journey of a Navajo girl, Cinnabah, who tries to find someone to help her repair her metate, a grinding stone. Visitors will hear Browne read the book in both Navajo and English.

A resident of Cottonwood/Tselina, Browne is a member of the Navajo Nation, belonging to the Bitter Water and Water Flows Together clans. She is also a journalist, educator, poet, and an Arizona Interscholastic Athletics Association volleyball and basketball referee. Please call 480-488-2764 to reserve a seat.

For information, call 480-488-2764, or visit