Kurt Canvano telling story of Arizona amethyst mine at Feb. 1 Superstition Mountain Museum lecture

Amethyst, the traditional birthstone for February, is the most highly valued member of the quartz mineral family and it has purple hues that vary from very pale to dark. The medium-dark to dark tones are considered the most desirable. It is fitting that February’s free lectures at the Superstition Mountain Museum will lead off with […]

Superstition Mountain Museum’s Heritage Celebration Jan. 13-14

The biggest event of the year takes place in mid-January at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion is the weekend of Jan. 13-14. Each year, this spectacular two-day shindig celebrates the history, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountains and central Arizona, including the […]

Big holiday shopping weekend Nov. 25-26 at Superstition Mountain Museum

The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-26, means big holiday shopping and savings opportunities for visitors to the Superstition Mountain Museum. The museum is at 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88) in Apache Junction. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the museum will be hosting the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique featuring […]

Railroad Celebration Day, flintknapping class Nov. 4 at Superstition Mountain Museum

As the weather cools down, activities are starting up again for the season at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Railroad Celebration Day will be Saturday, Nov. 4, and Flintknapping (shaping of flint), a one-time per season, all-day class, will also be held on Nov. 4. Railroad Day will be […]

Desert survival classes scheduled at Superstition Mountain Museum

Hiking and camping in the Sonoran Desert and the Superstition Mountains can be amazing adventures. But these enjoyable experiences can prove deadly if you are not prepared for the unexpected. The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, is once again offering three-hour desert survival and safety classes this winter at the […]

Free ‘Smithsonian Museum Day Live!’ is Sept. 23 at Superstition Mountain Museum

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission every day, Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache junction, will be participating in Museum Day Live on Saturday, Sept. 23. This is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting […]

Superstition Mountain Museum ore mill crew searching for mining artifacts, weathered wood

The ever-energetic and stalwart Superstition Mountain Museum stamp-mill crew of volunteers is embarking on a search for some items that are needed to continue with their mining history projects. The volunteers have already restored the Cossak Stamp Mill to operating condition and built an operating arrastra and an operating mine headframe this last year. According […]

Superstition Mountain Museum earns excellence award from Tripadvisor

The board of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society and staff of the Superstition Mountain Museum are proud to announce that the museum has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor based on “the consistently great reviews earned” from travelers that are sent to the Tripadvisor website, https://www.tripadvisor.com. Tripadvisor is the world’s largest […]

Free Superstition Mountain Museum admission for dads, kids on Father’s Day

No one knows whether the Dutchman had any children, but he certainly had a father, and in honor of all fathers, the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88), is offering all dads and their children up to age 17 free admission to the museum’s exhibition gallery on Father’s Day, Sunday, June […]

Free admission for military families this summer at Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, northeast of Apache Junction, one of more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums across America, has joined the other museums in offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their spouses and children again this summer. The gesture is a “thank you” to U.S. military personnel and their families […]