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Annual Wheels Museum Gala ‘Kick up Your Wheels’

Posted on May 27, 2016

The annual Wheels Museum Gala, ‘Kick up Your Wheels’ will be held October 15, 2016 at the Blacksmith shop downtown in the historic Albuquerque Rail Yards. Starting at 5 pm, you will enjoy a silent auction, a skit by the New Mexico Gunfighters including the sweet horse, Leroy, a fabulous western style dinner catered by the Freight House/Range, have a chance to meet Senator Lisa Torraco, who has been instrumental in funding Wheels with state funding, listen to and dance to the super band, The Curio Cowboys, all to help support The Wheels Museum, the growing transportation museum on the rail yards at 1100 2nd St SW Albuquerque NM.

Tickets are $100 each and a table sponsorship for 10 is $1000. Sponsorships for the event are available at $2500, $5000, and $10,000.


Please call us for reservations and information at (505) 243-6269 or email: info@wheelsmuseum.org


New Lego exhibit at the Wheels Museum. View The New Mexico Lego Users Group has
partnered with WHEELS to have a beautiful Lego Train layout for children of all ages to enjoy. The exhibit will vary from season to season and we invite you to come see this new Lego train exhibit.

Do you have a few hours each month to help the Wheels Museum? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at (505) 243-6269.

Febuary 16, 11 am. Bob Bovee Long Steel Rails concert. This program for all ages presents songs and stories about the famous trains, rail workers, hobos, train wrecks and train robbers. Call or email Leba Freed for reservations at (505) 243-6269 or leba4@aol.com.

March 17, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at WHEELS. Movie, tours, train ride and food celebration.

April 1, 1 pm. Doug Figgs and Badger. Back by popular demand. By reservations only (505) 243- 6269. Doug’s show was sold out last year, so call early! Donation: $10.00.

April 8, 11 am. “Historic Albuquerque” Ronn Perea will present old Albuquerque anecdotes including delightful stories about our beloved Alvarado Hotel and the politicians, actors and entertainers who stayed there. This is a free event but, of course, donations are always appreciated.

April 22, Wheels Museum Day trip to Rancho De Chimayo Restaurante, El Santuario de Chimayo and the Santa Fe Plaza. Call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for more information. The museum is a 501C3 non-profit community organization whose mission is to create a transportation museum at the downtown Albuquerque Steam Locomotive Repair Shops.

May 19-May 23, Train trip to the Grand Canyon. Only a few spaces left.Scheduled through Amtrak Vacations, call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for reservations and more information.