Free Lecture: The Lost Dutchman and His Mine

Teton Ken

This year’s annual lecture about the Old Dutchman Jacob Waltz and his infamous gold mine will be presented by our own Dutchman “look alike in residence,” Teton Ken.

Learn just who Jacob Waltz was, where he came from, the facts regarding his life and death in Phoenix, and just how the clues (and gold found under his bed) have kindled a flame of interest that has only grown over the years into a mother lode of history and mystery.

Teton Ken knows his history. For many years, Teton Ken has packed gold hunters, hikers and television crews into (and out of) the Superstition Mountains. He worked at Apacheland Movie Ranch and is an accomplished actor. During the winter season, Teton Ken and his animals can be found at the museum on weekends giving burro rides and throwing into the mix a few songs and stories.

  • January 5, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Lectures are presented outside in the Museum's Amphitheater, so we have these suggestions for lecture attendees:
  • Bring your own lawn chair;
  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen;
  • Please, no smoking;
  • Please don’t leave your dog in vehicle;
  • Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all of the proceeds going to the museum for continuing educational programs;
  • Come early and have lunch on the grounds. Food will be available for purchase.


The amphitheater and other outdoor locations on the Museum's property are available for outdoor events including small catered receptions. It is truly magnificent at twilight.

Imagine an intimate romantic wedding, candle-lit banquet or musical presentation with the Superstition Mountain at sunset as your backdrop!

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