Join & Support

Visitors try to see how many people it takes to circle an elm tree in the courtyard. Photo by Kate Nelson

The thoughtfulness and generosity of your support helps maintain a lasting legacy that can be enjoyed by generations of New Mexicans, as well as by the regional, national and international audiences who visit our museum. Help us do more to preserve our shared history and enhance the extent and quality of our collections, exhibitions, and services.

The New Mexico History Museum operates as a public-private partnership between the State of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

The State of New Mexico supports the museum with funding for facilities, museum staff, and operations, while funding for exhibitions, education, public programs, and other projects, come primarily from private donations and grants administered by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Friends of History—a membership support group through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation—and our volunteers play critical roles in expanding the museum’s overall capacity.

Beyond contributions of time and money, the museum also depends heavily on donations of historic objects, documents, and photographs to build our permanent collections.

Join the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Join the New Mexico History Museum and three other state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites statewide and the Office of Archaeological Studies by becoming a member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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Friends of History

Friends of History is a membership support group for the New Mexico History Museum.

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Becoming a museum volunteer is a great way to join a group of like-minded people who just can't get enough of New Mexico history.

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Volunteer Information Center

Log in to our volunteer database to update your information, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and update your hours

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Your support can strengthen our collections, underwrite a lively rotation of new and engaging exhibitions, increase our ability to offer public programs for all ages, and create other opportunities to expand knowledge of New Mexico's past and present.

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We especially thank these donors who made gifts supporting exhibitions and education.

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