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.

To become a Member of the Wellspring Society, please complete and fax or mail the printable registration form below to our Member Services department at:

NMAI Member Services
Attn: Wellspring Society
P.O. Box 23473
Washington, DC 20026-3473
Fax: 202-633-6920, Attn: Member Services

I would like to become a Wellspring Society Member.


For more information, please call Member Services at 202-633-6984, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST,
or send an email message to nmaimember@si.edu.