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V-V Archaeology Discovery Days
Saturday and Sunday, March. 22-23, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Camp Verde Spring Heritage Festival
Saturday and Sunday, March. 29-30, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Green Ranger Camp
Saturdays, Apr. 5th - July 26th, 2014
Enroll you kids now, space is limited.
Montezuma Well is not really a well, but a limestone sinkhole sourced by subterranean springs. It was named for the Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II in 1864 by Texan soldiers on expedition from Fort Verde. It is doubtful that Montezuma was ever anywhere near the Well, but the name stuck.
The area is rich with archaeological finds referencing the numerous cultures to find their way to Montezuma Well. Some were just passing through on pilgrimage, others settled at this unique oasis in the desert. The Well, considered sacred to many, is still being used today by many Native American tribes for religious and ceremonial purposes.
Friends of the Well is an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Montezuma Well National Monument located in central Arizona just south of Sedona. Learn more about FOTW and our mission.
This beautiful Corn Maiden doll by award-winning Hopi artist Gerry Quotskuyva will be raffled off on Sunday, March 30th, at the FOTW booth at the Camp Verde Spring Festival. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, or at the FOTW booth at the V-V Archaeology Discovery Days, or the Camp Verde Spring Heritage Festival. Learn more...