Join the Western Folklife Center

We rely on income from memberships as well as from donations and grants to keep us in business. Without the contributions of our members, the Western Folklife Center would not be able to provide the programs and experiences you value. Your contribution helps us preserve the cultural traditions of the American West. The benefits you receive as a Western Folklife Center member are:

  • Membership pin (for new members)(does not include the annual Gathering commemorative pin)
  • Membership card
  • Western Folklife Center CD
  • Free admission to the E. L. Wiegand Gallery and a reduced rate for accompanying guests
  • Opportunity to purchase passes and tickets early to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
  • Free tickets to a members-only show at the Gathering
  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibit openings
  • Selected ticket discounts for Elko events throughout the year
  • Discounts in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop

Click on the "Benefits" link next to each level for benefits specific to that level. Please note that the "Friend" level is for one person; we recommend the "Family/Dual" level for couples/two people wishing membership. Please include spouse name, if applicable, in  "name on membership card" section, not as an "additional" name. Thank you.

If you are renewing and want to edit your account or change the primary name, please give us a call; otherwise, simply complete the membership steps. If you have any questions about your current level of membership and your renewal date, contact us at, or call Toll-Free 888-880-5885 and ask for the Membership Desk;  local Elko Nevada residents please call (775) 738-7508.

Thank you for joining or renewing your membership!

$40.00 Benefits
Membership for one person

$75.00 Benefits
Membership for two people or a couple

$100.00 Benefits

$150.00 Benefits

$250.00 Benefits

$500.00 Benefits

$1,000.00 Benefits

$1,500.00 Benefits

$3,000.00 Benefits

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The Western Folklife Center is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. All donations go to support the mission of the Western Folklife Center. Your contribution and/or membership may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. 

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