A grand reopening of the Museum is also scheduled for early fall, 2018
The San Carlos Apache Culture Center Museum is now open. Marlowe Cassadore is now the Director of the Museum and he looks forward to plans expanding the Culture Center and also looking at the location of the Museum.
Cassadore was born and raised in the Peridot area. When he started kindergarten at Peridot Lutheran Mission School, he did not speak a word of English. He comes from a family rich in Apache culture and tradition. His uncle, Phillip Cassadore, revitalized the puberty ceremony for young Apache maidens after it was dormant for some time, and his aunts Patsy Cassadore Matt and Ola Cassadore Davis spoke of and sang Apache songs and traditions. Mr. Cassadore plans to apply knowledge obtained from such Apache Elders and he is happy to be back at San Carlos after working and living in California. Marlowe is a graduate of the University of Arizona.
A grand reopening of the Museum is also scheduled for early fall, 2018 and a setup of an Apache Village is in the works, and community members who want to provide input and assist with this can attend planning meetings that will start soon.
The museum will start to purchase items for the gift shop soon and will buy items having timely turn around in reselling them. More information on what craft items we are purchasing, and reselling will be forthcoming soon. Otherwise, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please stop by or call 928-475-2894 for any questions or information on the museum.