Wellspring Society

For many who live in harmony with the natural world, finding a wellspring can mean the difference between struggling for survival and the blossoming of a magnificent culture.

Help ensure adequate funding for exhibitions and public programs by joining the museum's monthly sustainer program, the Wellspring Society. The term “wellspring” is defined by Webster's as “a source of abundant and continual supply,” and your support as a Wellspring Society Member will help provide the museum with the steady flow of financial support necessary to carry our mission beyond the walls of our facilities in New York and Washington, D.C.

Wellspring Society Members designate a specific amount, varying from as little as $8 to $50 or more, to be deducted automatically from their bank account or charged automatically to their credit card each month. When you join the Wellspring Society, you will receive the following membership benefits:

  • Complimentary subscription to NMAI's full-color quarterly publication, American Indian
  • 20% Members-only discount on books purchased from the NMAI website
  • 10% discount on all purchases from NMAI museum stores
  • 10% discount at the Zagat-rated Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
  • E-mail updates, including information on upcoming events, programs, and new exhibitions
  • Annual listing on NMAI's electronic Roll of Members and Donors, prominently displayed in the Mall Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (present your NMAI Member card)
  • An embossed-bronze NMAI lapel pin, inspired by Native designs
  • Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing
  • Automatic membership renewal and fewer mailings. Because we can rely on your automatic monthly contributions, we won't need to send you membership renewals or other solicitations. This, in turn, will help our environment.
  • Annual summary of your previous year's monthly contributions mailed each February as a receipt for tax purposes.

Join online to become a member of the Wellspring Society. If you would like to donate via automatic bank transfer download the printable registration form below and mail it, along with a check for your first month's donation, to our Member Services department at:

NMAI Member Services
Attn: Wellspring Society
PO Box 23473
Washington, DC 20026-3473


For more information, email or call Member Services at 800-242-NMAI (6624), Monday–Saturday from 8 AM–9 PM, and Sunday from 12–9 PM.