Interior of the Hubbell House at the Site
unique collaboration between Hubbell
Trading Post National Historic Site and the Friends of
made significant strides over the last few years. Together,
we produce several events, two Native American
Art Auctions and the
Holiday Luminaria that bring new people to the site and connect directly
with citizens of
the Navajo Nation. The Friends have hit on a novel
and enjoyable fund raising event, The Treasure Trail, which
for annual scholarships for Navajo and Hopi students. The caliber of
candidates for these scholarships
has proven to be amazing, and the
award presentation is always inspiring.
"Our group of Friends is an energetic
and joyous amalgam of individuals from various places and walks of life
come together for Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and
who enjoy each others company as well.
We always welcome new Friends
to join us in this meaningful and rewarding partnership."
---- Nancy Stone - former Superintendent
"One of the benefits of having our own Friends group is that we can collaborate on so many different projects.
We already work together on the semi-annual art auction which brings money into the community, and visitors
and attention for Hubbell (or Hubbells as local people refer to us). Financial contributions from you help support
the annual holiday luminaria, as well as small purchases we wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. In the past the
Friends have bought folding chairs, propane heaters for the auction, and a grill for park potlucks."
" One of the primary goals of a Friends group is “to aid and directly promote management programs and objectives
of the Site for which no government or other donated funds are available”. Parks are not allowed to buy
such as food for special events, and we rely on our partners for assistance. We also rely on
our partners to raise funds for projects we can’t afford or can’t get funding for. Many grant opportunities
require non-federal matching funds." ---- Anne Worthington - former Superintendent