Verde Valley AZ (November 12, 2012) – The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums. Many of these have Museum Gift Shops offering gifts for the coming holiday season – gifts that you may not find anywhere else. By shopping at these non-profit organizations you will be providing much needed support by spending some of your shopping dollars with them, and there is no sales tax.
The Sedona Heritage Museum has several new local history books, items made by local artists, movies made in Sedona including “Sedona-The Movie”, gift items, toys, soaps, ornaments and art. Hours are daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona. For details, call 928-282-7038.
Cottonwood’s Clemenceau Heritage Museum offers their new “Images of Cottonwood” historic photo book, hand-made items, logo items, books and gifts. Hours are Wed. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 N. Willard St. For details, call 928-634-2868.
Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum specializes in locally made copper jewelry items and crosses all by Clarkdale artists, books, geological maps and local art prints and cards. Hours are Wed.-Sun. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For details, call 928-649-1198.
The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum has many books by local authors about Verde Valley history, plus patches, mugs and bells with their logo. Open Tuesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 12 Noon-6:00 pm. 435 S. Main St. For details, call 928-567-9560.
Fort Verde State Historic Park has a variety of historical books and items relevant to the history of the fort. Hours are Wed.-Mon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 125 E Hollamon. For details, call 928-567-3275.
At the Jerome State Historic Park, you’ll find mineral samples, copper gift items and local history books. Open daily 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 100 Douglas Rd. For details, call 928-634-5381.
Jerome Historical Society’s Mine Museum has many items made of copper, including jewelry, along with other gift selections. Hours are daily from 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 Main St. For details, call 928-634-5477.
The Western National Parks Association (WNPA) bookstore at Montezuma’s Castle National Monument offers an extensive selection of books, videos, games and Native American flutes. Hours are daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Hwy. For details, call 928-567-3322, x225.
The WNPA bookstore at Tuzigoot National Monument also offers a long list of books, educational and exploratory items for kids and adults, and now handmade baskets by the Tohono O’odham. Hours are daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 W. Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale AZ. For details, call 928-634-5564.
Please consider supporting your local Museum Gift Shops this holiday season. Above is only a limited description of all you will find within their walls. And, they are always adding new and unique items