April 13: Mining is in Our History at Cave Creek Museum
Cave Creek Museum is hosting a special “Mining’s In Our History” children’s program on April 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Historically, miners of our area had metal picks and shovels, but kids can experience some of the hardships and frustrations those miners faced as they “mine” chips out of cookies - using only toothpicks. Participants also get to try their hand at panning for gold and learn about the machine used to crush rock to find gold. Children will finish off the day with one of the favorite foods of miners - pancakes with butter they make themselves.
Located at 6140 Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, the museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Appropriate for ages six to 13. The event is free, but reservations are requested.