Plan Ahead – Swap Meet and Car Show Postponed

The WHEELS Auto Parts and Car Show fund-raiser scheduled for (May 3, 2020) has been postponed, but not cancelled.

WHEELS will post the information about the time, date, and location in a future newsletter.  Booths will be available to sell and/or display

  • Auto parts 
  • Jewelry
  • Crafts
  • Tools
  • Collectibles

Corporate sponsorships available.  Non-profit and government organizations welcome.

To assure that a booth space will be available to you once we obtain more event details, please submit an email to jimglover34chevy@gmail.com with “Swap Meet” in the subject.

The 1930’s Home Exhibit.

WHEELS is duplicating life in the 1930’s with an exhibit of  furnishings, appliances, literature, entertainment, etc., used during the heyday of the steam locomotive.

We’ve been generously donated several pieces of furniture as well as appliances, and we are looking for more.  If you have anything that might be used in this exhibit, no matter how large or small, please contact Leba (leba4@aol.com), or phone the museum at 505-243-6269 and leave a message.  WHEELS is also seeking volunteers to assist in the development of this project.  Interior decorating from 90 years ago will be a whole lot fun!

Silver Iris Passenger Train

Work on the air brakes of the Silver Iris is moving ahead.  Numerous rubber hoses, heavy parts, and a great deal of expertise have gone into getting this beautiful 85 foot long, stainless steel private rail car ready to run.  

This car was donated to WHEELS, and we’ll certainly keep everyone informed about the improvements, developments, possible excursions, and visits to see this “baby” with eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms.   Think about “Rail Heritage Tourism.”

New Exhibits When WHEELS Reopens

  • Vintage Studebaker Automobile
  • Hand Built Race Car
  • Military Artifacts
  • Rare Crosley Automobile
  • World War II Harley Davidson Motorcycle with Side Car
  • Model Planes
  • Remote Control Planes
  • Full Size Ultra Light Planes
  • American Flyer Model Trainsle

Call for Volunteers

WHEELS counts on volunteers to get multiple jobs accomplished.  We love that we can depend on many talented people in our community.  Please think about which of these jobs you would like to do, and contact WHEELS (505-243-6269):

  • Displaying and cataloging model airplanes
  • Displaying and cataloging model trains
  • Converting our library into a 1930’s home.  
  • All gauge model railroad engineers to run the trains
  • Large and small display builders for our new exhibits.
  • Speakers bureau for transportation related topics
  • Gift shop workers
  • Fundraising Events
  • Membership Events
  • Grant Writers

WHEELS exists thanks to the help and friendship of our wonderful volunteers.

The WHEELS at WHEELS are Turning!