Announcing our 2017/18 season!
Our events schedule for the 2017/18 season has been finalized, and we are excited about all the events coming up.
- The season kicks off on November 4th, when we welcome the big trains back! They have been spending the past few months in their summer quarters where they are being cleaned, repaired and repainted.
- Our Arts and Crafts events this year will consist of our Holiday Boutiques in November and December, followed by Authors and Artists in February, and Arts and Crafts on the Patio closing our season on April 7th.
- Looking to attend one or more of our popular classes? All Upcoming Classes for the entire season are now listed, including several pictures and highlights of each class.
- Our annual lecture series will kick off in January with our own Jacob Waltz lookalike, Teton Ken talking about “The Lost Dutchman”, and will end in April with a musical concert presented by Ron and Tara Houser.
- Our season would not be complete without our perennial favorites, the Heritage Days/Apacheland Celebration, and the Magic of Mexican Artistry (Mata Ortiz).
Online Application Forms:
- To enroll in any class, obtain any class application when visiting our Museum Store, or you can download class applications for the class of your choice – from any of the individual class event pages.
- Artists & Crafters interested in being a part of Heritage Days, and other Arts & Crafts events can obtain application form(s) in-person from our Museum Store, or download forms them using the link provided. Artists & Crafters Vendor Application forms.
New! – This Week at the Museum!
- The first of our Desert Safety and Survival classes will be offered this Saturday. These classes are taught by survivalist and former Special Forces member John Jay Pelletier. If you …Read more »
- We are grieving today at the Superstition Mountain Museum for our beloved George Johnston, who passed away yesterday. George was a long-time fixture here at the museum, and indeed was …Read more »
The Museum Grounds Tourguide (.pdf, 417kb) is now both available online, or you can ask for the printed version when visiting the Museum Store.
About the Superstition Area
Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000 acre Superstition Mountain range in the Tonto National Forest in Central Arizona. Archeological evidence indicates people were here some 9000 years ago. Later inhabitants included the Salado, Hohokam and Apache Indians, followed by Spanish explorers and Mexican Gold Miners. Early American trappers and adventurers migrated to the area and were soon followed by cattlemen and farmers. Eventually, the U.S. Cavalry was sent in to establish forts to protect this rapidly growing population. As modern times approached, men and women began searching for what they believed was the richest gold mine in the world.
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