Verde Valley AZ (November 29, 2011) – 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, many items made by local artists, movies made in Sedona, gift items, toys, soaps, ornaments, art, and books. Hours are daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona. For details, call 928-282-7038.
Jerome Historical Society’s Mine Museum has many gifts made of copper, including jewelry. Hours are daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 Main St. For details, call 928-634-5477.
Cottonwood’s Clemenceau Heritage Museum offers their new “Images of Cottonwood” historic photo book, plus 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, plus 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.
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 Hollaman. For details, call 928-567-3275.
At the Jerome State Historic Park, you’ll find mineral samples, copper gift items and local history books. Hours are Thurs.-Mon. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 100 Douglas Rd. For details, call 928-634-5381.
The Camp Verde Historical Society Museum has many books by local authors on Verde Valley history, plus patches, mugs and bells with their logo. Hours are Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Dec. 10th 11:00-6:00. 435 S. Main St. For details, call 928-567-9560.
Montezuma’s Castle National Monument offers an extensive book selection and educational items for kids and adults, and a 360 degree tour CD of the castle. Hours are daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Hwy. For details, call 928-567-3322.
Tuzigoot National Monument offers an extensive book selection and educational items for kids and adults. Hours are daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 W. Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale AZ. For details, call 928-634-5564.