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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation

UUWF Luncheon ~ October 21 at UU Santa Fe

 UUWF Oct17

Mary Cabot Wheelwright

Presented by Leatrice Armstrong, Retired assistant director of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and author of Wheelwright’s biography

Mary Cabot Wheelwright, a spinster from the Boston gentry, was a Unitarian! She developed an abiding interest in Navajo religious customs and made it her life’s work to establish a museum dedicated to preserving them. She co-founded the House of Navajo Religion (now the Wheelwright) with a Navajo medicine man and artist named Hosteen Klah.

Armstrong says, “Mary was a Unitarian, and I think that’s what allowed her to have a more open approach to religion and spirituality.” When she first agreed to write Wheelwright’s biography, she thought it could be done in three years. It turned into a 15-year odyssey that involved quite a bit of travel.

Armstrong retired from the Wheelwright Museum after 20 dedicated years of working at the museum.

  • 12:00 sign-in, conversation, and beverages
  • 12:30 lunch
  • 1:10 program
  • Cost for Luncheon Program – Contribution: $8.00 members, $10.00 nonmembers (Lunch is provided by member volunteers.)
  • Annual Membership: $25.00
  • Proceeds from luncheon programs and member fees are used to fund our outreach to Santa Fe organizations that benefit women and children.

Please respond to UUWF@uusantafe.org to make your reservation! We look forward to renewing our fellowship together.


Santa Fe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation

The Santa Fe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) is affiliated with the national UUWF organization that advances justice for women and promotes their spiritual growth. UUWF is an independent non-profit, 501 (c) (3) associate member organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Santa Fe chapter is a part of this national organization and an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe (UUSF).

Our UUWF in Santa Fe is one of the largest and most active groups in the country. Six of our members have received the Clara Barton award from UUWF national. We have over 60 members, with many others being on our mailing list. Members do not have to be members of UU Santa Fe. UUWF membership is $25 a year, paid in the fall.

We have nine luncheons each year – one a month from September through May on the third Saturday. We have a weekend retreat in early June. Also, we have recently enjoyed two organized trips – one to Ajijic Mexico and another to the Bosque del Apache in Socorro.

We pride ourselves on being THE PLACE to get to know other women if you are new to UU Santa Fe or to the city of Santa Fe. Our informal and friendly luncheons are preceded by a social time. Members volunteer during the year to help with one luncheon. Each luncheon has a program given by an interesting Santa Fean, including some of our own members. The luncheon cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

The proceeds from the luncheons, and the majority of the money from dues, are distributed in the spring to local charities that benefit women and children in the Santa Fe area. 

For more information please contact Uuwf@uusantafe.org

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