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 $50 a year for individuals and $100 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


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.

Most books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library.