Museums in the Verde Valley offer holiday shopping
The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums. Many of them have museum gift shops offering gifts for the upcoming holiday season – gifts you might not find anywhere else.
Shopping at nonprofits provides much-needed support through duty-free purchases that will support cultural institutions in the region, according to a press release.
These cultural and historical centers have worked hard to create safe environments and visiting protocols. They offer a variety of phone orders, curbside service by appointment, and have taken other steps to make sightseeing and shopping as safe as possible.
To find out more about a visit or how to shop for gifts at one of these historic sites or museums, you can use the following information. A phone call before your visit is recommended, in case things change at each institution.
The Sedona Heritage Museum features local history books, artifacts made by local artists, movies made in Sedona, jewelry, knives, toys, and stuffed animals (even javelins) for kids, Sedona themed ornaments, calendars and keepsakes, fiber art and all types of gift selections. Museum hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, at 735 Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. For details, call 928-282-7038.
Cottonwood’s Clemenceau Heritage Museum features its historic ‘Images of Cottonwood’ photo book, local books and authors, minerals, fossils, jewelry, sculptures, toy dinosaurs and t-shirts with museum logos and the local railway. Hours vary, so call ahead to 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. For details, call 928-634-2868.
The Arizona Museum of Copper Art Gift Shop specializes in copper art and artifacts of all kinds, including old, vintage and new cookware, giftware and all that is in copper. The store is separate from the Clarkdale Museum. Shops are open 11am to 4pm daily at 880 Hampshire Road in Jerome on the SR89A. For more information, call 928-634-3273. The store also carries books from the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum.
The Jerome Mine Museum Gift Shop, by the Jerome Historical Society, offers discounts during the month of December on their full line of copper jewelry, statues and wall art. They also carry a variety of works by local artists. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 Main Street. For details, call 928-634-5477.
The Camp Verde Historical Museum reprinted the 1954 book “Pioneer Stories of Arizona’s Verde Valley”. When the museum is not open, the bookstore is available at the nearby town hall, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 435 S Main St. in Camp Verde. For details, call 928-567-9560.
The WNPA Bookstore at Tuzigoot National Monument also has a long list of books, educational and exploratory items for children and adults, and now handmade baskets by Tohono O’odham, as well as Native American jewelry and pottery. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:45 pm daily at 25 W. Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale. For details, call 928-634-5564.
The Western National Parks Association (WNPA) Bookstore at Montezuma Castle National Monument offers a wide selection of Native American books, collectibles, games and crafts. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily at 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Hwy., Camp Verde. For more details, call 928-567-3322, ext. 227.
At Jerome State Historic Park, you’ll find mineral samples, copper gifts, and local history books. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 Douglas Rd. For details, call 928-634-5381.
This is only a limited description of everything you will find within their walls; and, they are always adding new and unique items. You don’t need to pay admission just for shopping and thus you can provide much needed income for these non-profit organizations.
Information provided by Janeen Trevillyan, Sedona Heritage Museum.