Marija Potkonjak, Tribune
The Cave Creek Museum may be small, but it packs an afternoon.
â€œIf people really get into it, they could be here two hours,â€ says Evenly Johnson, the museumâ€™s executive director.
Hidden away on Skyline Drive in view of Black Mountain, the
volunteer-run, member-supported museum will open Oct. 3 for the fall
and winter season.
â€œThis museum almost draws you back in time,â€ says Johnson.
The collection is split into two galleries covering the history of the people who have lived in the Cave Creek area.
A tour of the museum starts with the archaeology wing, which features
pots recovered from local digs such as the Livingston and Ocotillo
â€œThis area is very rich in archaeology,â€ says Johnson. â€œIf you know
what you are looking for, you will see it out in the desert.â€
An entire wall is dedicated to the Hohokam, Anasazi and Mogollon
peoples. Their lives are dissected in a way thatâ€™s easy for children to
understand. The newly refurbished exhibit also features a replica of a
Hohokam house and an activity center where children and adults can
learn to grind corn for flour. …
Cave Creek Museum
6140 E. Skyline Drive. $3 adults, $2 seniors and students. Open 1 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but opens at 10 a.m. Fridays. (480) 488-2764. www.cavecreekmuseum.org.