For over 20 years I have been volunteering within the archaeology community of the Verde Valley. A major emphasis which I found lacking was unification throughout the various towns/cities within the Verde Valley emphasizing the wealth of undiscovered/unappreciated pre-history within this verdant valley. During the late 1800's, the archaeologists who came and saw the exception number of sites here took what they uncovered and sent same back to the Smithsonian and other museums in the East, because there were sadly lacking facilities here in the Southwest who even had room for the artifacts.
The aim of the VVAC is to provide an accredited museum facility to show the world the exceptional ability of ancestral peoples in their adaptation to an environment and - indeed - improving on that environment with outstanding examples of weaving, ceramics, archaeo-astronomy, and so much more which needs study and analysis. Our members are dedicated to learning more each day about the pre-historic Southwest and implementing the best of our efforts in identifying and processing our findings for the benefit of the entire arena of Southwestern archaeology.
The center is into preserving Native American Past and Document their lives during the time they lived, hunted and farmed in the Verde Valley.