VOL. 16 ISSUE NO. 52 | DECEMBER 29, 2010 JANUARY 4, 2011

DECEMBER 29, 2010

Cave Creek Museum seeks fondest memories of Desert Foothills area for new blog

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cave creek museumCAVE CREEK – What’s your fondest memory of Cave Creek, Carefree, and the Desert Foothills area?

Cave Creek Museum is seeking your help in preserving these memories digitally on its new blog designed to capture stories from individuals, families, and businesses alike. Blog entries will be saved and possibly highlighted during the Museum’s celebration of the state’s Centennial in February 2012.

“Maybe you took a spectacular hike in Spur Cross or you participated in the Fiesta Day parade. The Museum would love for you to share that special memory, which we will preserve forever,” said Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek Museum’s executive director. “Looking back, we have had lots of highlights here at the Museum, especially when our historic church served as a venue for joyful weddings. We would love to hear from folks who got married in our church.”

Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia, who has served consecutively for the past 12 years, said his fondest memory relates to the Town’s preservation efforts.

“My fondest memory is the saving of Spur Cross. Against insurmountable odds, the citizens rose up in chorus, giving voice to a desert, song to a cause and identity to a community,” Mayor Francia said.

Johnson said community members can share their fondest memories of Cave Creek, Carefree, and the Desert Foothills area on the Museum’s web site, www.CaveCreekMuseum.com, beginning Monday, January 3.

Those who would like to share photos of a special memory can send them to the Museum for consideration of a special collage on the Museum’s web site and exhibit in the Museum. The Museum will accept photos via e-mail or by mail at Cave Creek Museum, P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.

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. The museum hours are Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and $2 for students. Children 12 and under are free.

For information, call 480-488-2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.com

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