VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 9   | FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 6, 2012

FEBRUARY 29, 2012

Cave Creek Museum celebrates “Archaeology Month” in March with Home Tour, Children’s Program and Special Programs

CAVE CREEK – March is “Archaeology Month” and what better way to celebrate than to attend one of the many educational programs and special events hosted by Cave Creek Museum? 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, March 3 – Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cave Creek Museum is one of several participants in this popular educational event at Spur Cross. Admission is free.

• Saturday, March 10 –  Archaeology Presentation; 1 to 4 p.m.
Cave Creek Museum’s Archaeology Chair Grace Schoonover will discuss ancient rugs that are in the Museum’s Archaeology Wing. Grace Meeth will demonstrate Navajo weaving. Free, but please call to reserve a seat.

• Saturday, March 24 – “Do Artifacts Talk?” Children’s Program; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Free, but please call 480-488-2764 to reserve a seat. Have you ever wondered how archaeologists know what tribe a piece of pottery belongs to? Children ages seven to 12 will learn some of the tricks of observation when looking at an artifact. Participants will “learn to listen” to what artifacts tell them, put a pot together, and take part in a mock archaeology dig. Don’t miss this hour of art and archaeology, both past and present!

• Sunday, March 25 – “Homes Through Time” Home Tour; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One thing that makes the Desert Foothills area unique is its diverse architecture. Tour five contemporary homes that stand out for their design and sustainability. Homes on the tour include those of local architects Fred Osmon and Michael P. Johnson as well as homes designed by Frank Imel, Will Bruder, and Shelby Wilson.

Tickets can only be purchased at the Museum, not the homes. Advance tickets cost $25 per person. The Museum will open early at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 25 to sell tickets, which cost $30 the day of the event. Credit cards are accepted. Please call 480-488-2764 to purchase advance tickets.

For information, call (480) 488-2764, or visit their website at www.cavecreekmuseum.org.