At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building – the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer traditions of neighbor helping neighbor. Begun as an historical society in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum took form when land was donated by Frank and Hazel Wright, and the old Episcopal Church was relocated to that site. Donations and gifts of local historical significance poured in.
In April of 1970 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The Museum, a largely volunteer organization, represents the dedication and generosity from the people in Cave Creek & Carefree. It is a pleasure to present the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.
Nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Foothills of Cave Creek, the Grace Museum was established by the legendary icon, Grace Voss Fredericks. One of the first women on television, she participated in many aspects of the entertainment industry including radio, Broadway, Vaudeville, etc.
She loved her Country and dedicated her Museum to its progress over the past 200 years. Enjoy the nostalgic history of her collections of Americana with a guided approximate 2-1/2 hour tour. Tours are by appointment only and groups need to be four or more persons.
$10.00 per person. Please call 480-488-9045 for reservations.
The R H Crossland Foundation is a 501c3 and was founded in 1998 by Rusty Crossland in honor of his mom and dad.
From its inception, the vision and mission has been to build a legacy of giving back to organizations, communities, and families that share our founding values. From aiding the people of the slums in the Dominican Republic, to providing bionic walking devices for spinal cord injured men, women, & children, to the Downs Syndrome community, women’s shelters, floor victims, and families in need, we have continued our philanthropic efforts.
Several years ago, Rusty began donating his more than 40 years of collecting historical documents and sports memorabilia to the Foundation and in 2014 opened a free to the public museum in Durango Colorado displaying his collection. Recently, the Foundation moved the museum to Carefree. With more than 500 documents dating from the 15th century to modern times, the Founding Fathers, extensive Civil War archives, the Wild West, Space, Titanic, Little Big Horn, Kennedy assassination, along with more than 400 signed baseballs and other sports memorabilia, there is something for everyone.
Come take a walk through history.