The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time annual “funraiser” Holiday Mart 2021 shopping event will return to it’s original location in the Museum/Library lobby and on the patio beginning on Monday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Gently used holiday décor, wreaths and a variety of Christmas trees will be restored and deeply discounted in time for the grand opening. Shop hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through Saturday continuing through Saturday, December 11th, or until the merchandise is sold.
The newly renovated Riverbanks Gift Shop will be dressed for the holidays with a selection of southwest art and décor. A rang of beautifully illustrated children’s books and fluffy plush animals are featured. Jewelry by local artists in a range of prices is artfully displayed. Members will receive a 10% discount on all items in the Shop except consignment items.
The River of Time is open for visitors during Holiday Mart hours. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the newly renovated exhibits and finish holiday shopping In one stop! Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Mondays during Holiday Mart.
The River of Time
Recognizing the need to preserve the rich heritage of the Lower Verde River Valley, in 1989 several Fountain Hills residents gathered to form the Fountain Hills and Lower Verde River Valley Historical Society, which in early 2000 became the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum.
The museum was named after one of the town’s first residents and owner of the local newspaper, Alan Cruikshank. Originally located in Fountain Park, the museum moved to its current location in 2003 when a $3.7m bond issue funded construction of a joint library/museum building on town property, adjacent to the community center.
The Town of Fountain Hills continues to provide the property along with building services, a relationship that has sustained the Museum since its opening in 2003.