VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 43   | OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 1, 2011

OCTOBER 26, 2011

November fundraising event with a Western twist benefits Cave Creek Museum

“A Miner’s Dinner” is Nov. 15

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is raising funds this November … Western style.

Whether you’re an Arizona native or a transplant from another city, get lost in the “Old West” and help support the Museum by attending!

stamp millGuests will be transported back in time as they dine outside by the Cave Creek Museum’s historic Stamp Mill that is believed to date back to 1880. Large and heavy stamp mills were used in the late 1800s and through the 1920s to crush hard rock ore so that the gold could be separated and saved. At one time, many such mills were reported to exist in the Cave Creek Mining District.

The Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill was declared to be an Arizona State Historic Property by Arizona State Parks in 1986. Museum guests will have a chance to see its primary crusher in action and see firsthand the restoration progress. Dinner will be patterned after that of a traditional miner’s fare. Cowboy balladeer Mike Ewing will perform and guests can also bid on silent and live auction items.

“Miner’s Dinner” will be held from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr. in Cave Creek.

Admission is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Cave Creek Museum’s Historic Stamp Mill Restoration Project. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or ordered by phone with credit card and held for pick up. Limited seating. Reservations are requested.

Cave Creek Museum is also hosting a book signing on Sat., Nov. 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in its historic church. Doris Baines, author of Christmas Traditions & Legends, will share where many traditions, such as hanging mistletoe, originated.

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