River of Time Museum Re-Opening Kicks off “Stroll in the Glow” Afternoon

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015;  11-4 p.m.

#1 Fountain ModelThe staff and volunteers at the River of Time Museum have been very very busy this fall.  The fruit of their labor are new interactive exhibits highlighting the impact of water on the growth and development of the Valley of the Sun.

The new scale model of our namesake “Fountain Hills” fountain shows how the “world’s tallest fountain” drew adventuresome visitors to this amazing desert enclave.  The McCulloch Corporation (known in the 70’s more for their chain saws than land development), created the Fountain to attract buyers to look at land in the lush Sonoran foothills.

#2 Visiting new ExhibitOther new exhibits show how the Central Arizona Project (CAP) became the lifeline for Arizona desert dwellers.  The exhibition demonstrates how the Central Arizona Project water makes its way from mountain lakes to sustain the homes and agriculture across central Arizona.

A special open house and tour of the Museum will take place on Saturday, December 5, from 11-4 p.m.  Special pricing for Family memberships will be available for $25, which also includes free admission to 5 additional historical museums around Arizona!  A family membership lets you host visitors as well, giving them a bit of historical perspective of the lush area that has become Fountain Hills.

The River Front Store will be stocked with interesting historical books and gift items, and as always, there is no sales tax on items purchased to benefit the operating overhead of the L Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum programming.

12901 N. La Montana Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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