River of Time Museum & Library Collecting Memories

The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum and Maricopa County Library Fountain Hills are
continuing a partnership temporarily abandoned when COVID hit in 2020 to collect memories of
Fountain Hills and Verde residents who have lived in the area for thirty, or more years.
Mayor Ginny Dickey, along with her three sisters kicked off the re-launch of the program by
reminiscing about their family’s history in the Town. Val Stasik, Vanessa Davisson and Rina Creta
gathered on a warm Friday afternoon to spend more than an hour having their memories videotaped.
The laughter and camaraderie was evidence of the close bond of the family who have raised their
children, who now have children, in the area.
Once edited, the entire interview with “the Sisters” will be available for viewing on the Museum’s
website and eventually through the Library’s archives along with memories from other 30+ residents.
In 2019, Fountain Hills Library Manager, Maren Hunt, and Librarian Shelley Reddy partnered with
Museum Executive Director, Cherie Koss to recruit participants and record the videotaped memories
of several groups of residents including past FH Mayor, Jerry Miles and Museum founder, Alan
Cruikshank. The project is expected to continue through the end of 2021.
Fountain Hills and Verde residents who have lived in the area for thirty years, or more, are
encouraged to contact the museum to be included in future tapings. Interested residents should e-
mail: director@rotmuseum.org.
Although remaining closed during renovations, museum staff are available to return voice and e-mail
messages. Call 480.837.2612 or e-mail, director@rotmuseum.org.
Keep on top of the renovations and other opportunities at the River of Time Museum! Check out the
Museum’s event page at www.rotmuseum.org or like the “River of Time Museum Facebook page” or
Instagram feed to find out more.