Cave Creek Museum to host Cowboy Christmas, stamp demo

The Cave Creek Museum is celebrating the holiday season with several special events.

On Sunday, Dec. 6 the “Cowboy Christmas” Family Holiday Party is to be 1:30-4 p.m. at the Cave Creek Museum.

Gary Sprague, Arizona’s Singing Cowboy, and his trusty horse, Dusty, entertain at this joyous holiday party. Before Mr. Sprague and Dusty perform at 2:30 p.m., guests will discover what traditions were part of the holiday season in early Cave Creek.

The event also features gold panning and cookie decorating, stated a press release. All ages welcome.

The party is to be free with admission. Reservations are requested for this event.

On Saturday, Dec. 12 the Stamp Mill Operation/Demonstration is to be 10:30-11 a.m. at the Cave Creek Museum. This free demonstration is to allow patrons to see the historic 1880 “Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill” in action as volunteers crush hard rock ore in search of gold that can be separated and saved.

Following the demonstration on Dec. 12 History Highlights: Gold Fever! is to be 2-3:30 p.m. at Cave Creek Museum, inside the historic church on the museum’s property.

Admission is free to museum members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are requested.

General mining presentations featuring Charlie Connell, Wes Cooper and Hank Smith are to be presented to patrons.

For more information call 480-488-2746 or visit www.cavecreemuseum.org.

The 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 Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 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.

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