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, DC.

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:

  • NMAI Member Card
  • A subscription to the NMAI's full-color quarterly magazine, American Indian
  • A 10% discount in NMAI and Smithsonian museum stores*
  • Free admission to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (present your NMAI Member card)
  • Recognition on the NMAI's Roll of Members and Donors, displayed electronically in the Washington, DC, museum
  • Member alerts for museum programs, including films, music, art, and more
  • NMAI Member lapel pin
  • Certificate of Membership
  • 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.

*Discount is good only on purchases up to $200. Discount valid only in select Smithsonian museum stores.

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

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–Friday from 8 AM–6 PM.