The FRIENDS is the Wheelwright Museum’s volunteer organization, made up of Museum members who want to augment their support through activity and sponsorship of special programs. Membership in the FRIENDS is $35 a year for individuals and $60 for families, in addition to your annual Museum membership.

As a FRIEND you can help the Museum in a variety of ways:

  • Greet visitors as a gallery host
  • Make sales in the Case Trading Post
  • Give gallery tours as a docent
  • Help with the annual benefit auction
  • Be involved in special fund-raising events
  • Provide hospitality and food at FRIENDS and Museum events

And more!

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Lectures

Your membership in the FRIENDS supports our popular Lecture Series—one of Santa Fe’s longest running and most highly regarded public programs. Recent lecturers have included: Dolly, Jody, and Elijah Naranjo, Jared Chavez, Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Group, Patricia Michaels, Ken Williams and Orlando Dugi, Ronald Roybal, Alan Osborne, and Nathan Youngblood.

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to FRIENDS members. There is a $10 charge for non-members. FRIENDS Lectures have Limited Seating and no reservations are taken.

Refreshments are served at 2:00 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. Events labeled FRIENDS-Only are exclusive to FRIENDS members. For more information, contact

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club

The FRIENDS Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, from September to April, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library.

FRIENDS Book Club Spring 2014 reading list:

January 15, 2014: Hosteen Klah: Navaho Medicine Man and Sand Painter, by Franc Johnson Newcomb. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.

February 19, 2014: The Delight Makers, by Adolf F. Bandelier. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1960 (originally published 1890)

March 19, 2014: Marietta Wetherill: Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon, by Marietta Wetherill, edited by Kathryn Gabriel. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997

April 16, 2014: Neil David’s Hopi World, by Ron Pecina and Bob Pecina, with art by Neil David, Sr. Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2011*

* Not available at the Santa Fe Library

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