Museum Store Sunday!

On Sunday, November 26th, Superstition Mountain Museum will be participating in the the National Museum Day Sunday. All Native American jewelry will be 25% for that one day only, from 9:00 to 4:00.

We will also have several Native American artists demonstrating their art on the patio.Participating artists will be:

Isabel and Harry Benally – wood carvers

Sylvana Apache and Randy Secatero – silversmiths

Bahe Whitethorn SR. – painter

Tommy Jackson – silversmith

Kevin Horace Quannie – carver

They will also being selling some of their art on the patio. (PLEASE NOTE:  their work will NOT be included in the 25% off discount.)

George Johnston Memorial Service Nov 28th

The memorial service for our recently departed George Johnston will be held at 10:00, on Tuesday, November 28th, at the Amphitheater. The museum will be closed that day, but the back door to the Gift Shop will be open to allow people to use the restroom.

Classes this Saturday!

The Museum will be hosting two classes this Saturday:

From 9 to 12, survival expert and former Green Beret John Jay Pelletier will be teaching his Desert Safety and Survival Class at the Amphitheater. There is a fee for this class, but we still have spots open.

From 11 to 12, the Master Gardeners will be presenting a FREE class “Winter Color in Your Garden” on the patio. No application necessary, just show up, and learn how to make your garden colorful this season!

 

George Johnston Memorial Service November 28

The memorial service for our recently departed George Johnston will be held at 10:00, on Tuesday, November 28th, at he Amphitheater. The museum will be closed that day, but the back door to the Gift Shop will be open to allow people to use the restroom.

The Big Trains are Back!

Come out to the museum on Saturday, November 4th and help us welcome the return of the Big Trains. They were put away for the summer, but they will be back in operation this Saturday. Come out, watch the trains run, enjoy a delicious hot dog from Pat the Hot Dog Lady, and listen to some great Bluegrass music in the barn..

Desert Safety Class still has openings

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 plan on doing any hiking in the desert or the Superstition Mountains, this is a must-take class. Class fee is $30.00, with special rates available for groups of four or more. We still have spots open for this class. If you are interested, call Jeff Danford at 480-983-4888 ext. 105 or email coordinator@superstitionmountainmuseum.org.

A giant has left us

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 the heart and soul of this Museum, and he will be sorely missed.

Please join us in sending your condolences, thoughts, and prayers to his family.

I will update this page with details of arrangements and services as they become available.

Fundraisers Announced!

Help finance our expansion!

We have been in this building since 2003, and it is time to expand our building so we can bring out more historical exhibits for you to enjoy.

To help us reach our goal of $500,000, we have scheduled some special fund raising events this season.

There will be a used book sale on December 2nd and 3rd, Saturday and Sunday. We will selling used books of all genres, record albums, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles, donated by our volunteers and supporters. Come out and check out the books, enjoy cookies and coffee sold by our volunteers, and buy some tickets for some great raffle prizes. This event will be repeated in the Spring, on March 31st and April 1st, Saturday and Sunday.

On February 3rd, we be hosting a very special evening at the Museum, “Sampling at the Museum“. This will be a great way to learn about many of our exhibits and attractions while sampling wines, beers, and food from local wineries, breweries, and eateries, while listening to some great music. Tickets will also be on sale for some great raffle prizes.

All proceeds from these events will go towards the cost of expanding our present building.


Related:

Building Fund

Free Admission September 23rd!

Free Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 23, at Superstition Mountain Museum

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission every day, Superstition Mountain Museum will be participating in Museum Day Live! This is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Viewing outdoor exhibits and touring the grounds and onsite historical buildings are always free at Superstition Mountain Museum. On Smithsonian Day, the tickets offered by Smithsonian web site will admit two persons free into the indoor Exhibit Gallery.

Go to the Smithsonian Museums’ Museum Day Live! website  to obtain a ticket. One ticket per household for two people will be accepted. Just present your ticket to the volunteer manning the entrance to the museum’s Exhibit Gallery.

Besides the numerous historical exhibits that are displayed all of the time in the gallery, a collection of original artwork by Ted DeGrazia, including “Superstition Mountain” is currently on display.

For more information, call 480-983-4888.