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 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 through November and January through April, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Everyone is invited and guests are welcome.

FRIENDS Book Club 2014 – 2015 reading list:

September 17, 2014: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Leader: Margaret Neal

October 15, 2014: Chaco Astronomy: An Ancient American Cosmology, by Anna Sofaer and Contributors to the Solstice Project, Santa Fe: Ocean Tree Books, 2008.

Leader: Gini Inman

November 19, 2014: The Delight Makers, Adolf F. Bandelier, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1960 (original 1890)

Leader: Carleen Miller

January 21, 2015: The Round House, a novel, by Louise Erdrich, New York: Harper Collins, 2012.

Leader: Susie Arkel

February 18, 2015: The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion that Drove the Spaniards out of the Southwest, by David Roberts, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.

Leader: Mary McElroy

March 18, 2015: The King’s Lizard, A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe, by Pamela Christie, Santa Fe: Wild Dog Books, 2010.

Leader: Flicka Brooke-Slade

April 15, 2015: Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers, The American Heiress who Taught the World about Style, by Cherie Burns, New York: St. Martin’s, 2011.

Leader: Joan Snader


All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library.

For more information, contact