This fall, there is excitement in the air at the Superstition Mountain Museum swirling around a large new exhibit that has been put on display in the museum gallery. The new exhibit presents photos, artifacts and information about many of the better-known people who have spent years searching for the Lost Dutchman Mine.
“The Gold Seekers” focuses on some of the more famous—or infamous, perhaps—prospectors and fortune seekers whose names have become forever linked to the Superstition Mountains and the century-plus quest for the source of the gold found under the bed of an old German man who died in Phoenix in 1891.
Many have come searching for the lost mine. Some spent their entire lives looking for it. Some lost their lives looking for it.
The original gold seeker himself, Jacob Waltz, is represented in the exhibit. More than a dozen others, both men and women, are pictured and chronicled, chosen from among the hundreds of seekers because of their high profiles in the history of the search for the lost mine. Meet these fascinating people, see their faces and read their stories.
Kicking off the season, on Saturday, Nov. 3, the museum will host SUPERstition Kids Day, a free event for the whole family to enjoy. The
'The Gold Seekers' focuses on some of the more famous—or infamous, perhaps—prospectors and fortune seekers whose names have become forever linked to the Superstition Mountains.
big model train exhibit will be running full steam ahead and activities will include a kids’ scavenger hunt, gold panning, entertainment and more.
Winter holidays are just around the corner and this year’s celebration at the museum is entitled “Superstition Holidays.” The old-fashioned Christmas decorations in the barn will return and being added are several “photo niches” that will provide photo opportunities and enable families to snap holiday photos to keep or send. Holiday Boutiques will run Saturday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Dec.6.
National Museum Gift Store Day is Sunday, Nov. 25. On that day, the museum will offer a 25 percent discount on all jewelry items including beautiful items handcrafted by Native Americans. Visitors will find items perfect for unique Christmas gifts and save money through the discount and not having to pay sales tax at the nonprofit gift shop. As an added perk for shoppers, admission will be free to the Exhibit Gallery for the entire weekend of Nov. 23 through Nov. 25.
This year include a museum visit in your family Christmas plans.
The museum is located at 4087 N. Apache Trail and is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, go to superstitionmountain museum.org.