AUGUST 20, 2014

Cave Creek Museum seeks horseshoes and volunteers

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CAVE CREEK – Though Cave Creek Museum is closed for the summer, much is happening behind the scenes to prepare for the new season. The Museum, which will re-open to the public on Oct. 1, has two separate needs and is seeking the public’s assistance:

horseshoes200 Horseshoes Needed for Children’s Program
Once again, the Museum will host several children’s programs throughout the season, and Cave Creek Museum executive director Evelyn Johnson is seeking the public’s help in securing 200 horseshoes.

“We’re planning something fun that will be announced soon, but in order to pull it off, we need an estimated 200 horseshoes,” Evelyn Johnson said. “Equestrian life has always been a big part of our community’s history and we appreciate any donations.”

Call for Volunteers of All Ages
The Museum is seeking volunteers of all ages for a variety of positions, including docents, Stamp Mill operators, a handyman and special project-based positions. Experience is not necessary, though a background in public speaking, education, hospitality, retail and merchandising, construction, and digital media will be helpful.

While volunteers are needed now to build new exhibits, the Museum is in need of volunteers throughout the season for two very large ongoing projects: Digitizing more than 20,000 documents and operating the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill, Cave Creek’s original Stamp Mill which dates back to 1880.

Docent training orientations for volunteers are being planned as are special trainings for those who qualify for Stamp Mill operator positions. For more details or to volunteer, call 480-488-2764, or visit