Photo courtesy of Cave Creek Museum

Attention all young adventurers and history enthusiasts! Get ready for an exciting journey into the world of miners and blacksmiths at the upcoming National Meet a Miner Day event. On Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2 pm. To 4 p.m., Cave Creek Museum is teaming up with Kiwanis Family Friends Day to bring you an unforgettable experience.

“Have you ever met a miner or a blacksmith?” asks Evelyn Johnson, the museum’s executive director. “Or have you ever panned for gold? This is your chance to experience a day in the life of a miner and learn about the importance miners have on our life even today. Come celebrate National Meet a Miner Day at Cave Creek Museum.”

This event is not only exciting but also educational. Participants will have the opportunity to meet real miners and blacksmiths, discovering the secrets of their trade. From the tools they used to the fascinating stories they have to share, it’s a chance to step back in time and explore the rich history of the Cave Creek Mining District in honor of National Meet a Miner Day.

Reservations for this incredible adventure are encouraged, so make sure to secure your spot early. The best part? This event is entirely free, thanks to the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Carefree.

Cave Creek Museum, with its 53-year legacy, is on a mission to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture, and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area. They do this through education, research, and interpretive exhibits that make history come alive.

Get ready for a day of exploration, learning, and adventure at the Cave Creek Museum.

Located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, the museum is open from October through May, making it the perfect destination for families looking to embark on a historical journey. For more information and to reserve your spot for National Meet a Miner Day, contact Cave Creek Museum at 480-488-2764 or visit

Spotlight on National Miners Day

National Miners Day is a special day we celebrate to honor the brave miners who work deep underground to dig for valuable minerals like coal, gold, and diamonds. It’s a day to say thank you to these amazing people who help provide us with the materials we use every day.

National Miners Day was created om 2009 to remember a tragic event in 1907 when 362 miners lost their lives in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, West Virginia. This sad event led to the creation of safer mining laws to protect miners. Now, on December 6 each year, the day is marked to remember the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to a safer future for all miners. So, let’s give a big shoutout to all the miners out there who work hard to make our world a better place!