The Cave Creek Museum is home to many one-of-a-kind pieces of history including a historic bandstand/gazebo outside of the main building. Now, the museum seeks public and private help to restore a bandstand/gazebo that is in desperate need of a new roof after many years of providing significant memories for Cave Creek citizens and guests.
“This spring our dream team provided a great amount of work to the floor, paint, railings and steps of the historic bandstand/gazebo,” says Evelyn Johnson, executive director for the museum. “The only part that needs serious restoration is the roof which currently has wood shake tiles. We would like something that is not such a fire danger and still has the look of wood for preservation of its famous look. We also are concerned about the weight, so tile is not an option.”
Johnson says the goal is to complete the project for Cave Creek’s only museum by the end of August.
“The Cave Creek Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been in operation for 52 years,” says Johnson. “While we may be considered a small museum, we are mighty in the history that we share. We are unique in that we have archaeological and history collections on exhibit in addition to the mining campus as well as the Arizona Gold Mining Experience. We want to help preserve our community’s rich history.”
Johnson says the museum seeks a partner for the important project. Partners will have their company listed on the museum’s website as a business partner and company signage will be placed near the bandstand/gazebo in recognition of the tax-deductible donation of service and materials.
Along with its extensive exhibits, Cave Creek Museum has the first Church of Cave Creek and the last remaining tubercular cabin in Arizona, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Johnson can be reached at 480-488-2764 or email [email protected].
The 52-year-old Cave Creek Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits. The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz. Open October through May.
The museum can be reached at 480.488.2764 or cavecreekmuseum.org. Where History Comes Alive.posted by The Entertainment Magazine EMOL.org