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! JOIN NOW


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.

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.


FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club

The FRIENDS Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, from September through November and January through April, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests.

All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library.

16 September 2015: Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History, by Lee Marmon and Tom Corbett. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015.
Discussion Leader: Mary Pat Beach

21 October 2015: The Witches of Abiquiu: The Governor, the Priest, the Genizaro Indians, and the Devil, by Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
Discussion Leader: Amy Zaharlick

18 November 2015: Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya, by Charles S. King. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Discussion Leader: Gini Inman

20 January 2016: Rock With Wings: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel, by Anne Hillerman. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Discussion Leader: Nancy Warren

17 February 2016: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie. New York: Grove Press, 2005.
Discussion Leader: Margaret Neal

16 March 2016: Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession, by Craig Childs. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010.
Discussion Leader: Joan Snader

20 April 2016: Dead Lizard’s Dance: A Tale of Love, Murder and Witchery in Old Santa Fe, by Pamela Christie. Santa Fe: Lone Butte Press, 2009.
Discussion Leader: Flicka Slade