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APA gives awards for show at Farm & Ranch Museum - The American Plains Artists 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale opened on Aug. 3, to a very large crowd at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM, where the exhibit and sale will continue through Novembe. . .
08.14.2017

Photography exhibit brings NM avian life into focus - Birds of New Mexico in their natural habitat are featured in a new art exhibit opening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “On the Wing: The Avian Photography of Nirmala Khandan” opens in the Muse. . .
08.14.2017

Museum celebrates community with free admission on Aug. 26 - Celebrating the 100th birthday of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s newly renovated chuck wagon is part of the festivities for the second-annual Community Appreciation Day on Aug. 26. Admission is free all day . . .
08.07.2017

Volunteers rack up nearly 4,000 hours - Volunteers at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces worked nearly 4,000 hours during fiscal year 2017. The 68 volunteers worked 3,986.75 hours from July 2016 through June 2017. The estimated value of a . . .
07.27.2017

Agenda for Museum board meeting on Aug. 11, 2017 - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING August 11, 2017 Museum Kitchen Classroom 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 10:00 AM AGENDA The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heri. . .
07.25.2017

Museum hosts international art exhibit & sale - Artists from 17 states and Canada are featured in the American Plains Artists (APA) 32nd Juried Exhibit & Sale that opens in August at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The opening reception for th. . .
07.14.2017

Museum hosts 14th Ice Cream Sunday - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces plays host to its 14th Ice Cream Sunday on July 16. The Museum’s largest event of the summer – which happens to land on National Ice Cream Day -- is from 12 p.m. to. . .
07.05.2017

Museum hosts visitors from 50 states in 1 year - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces truly has a national and international audience. The Museum played host to visitors from all 50 states and from 11 foreign countries over a one-year period, from Ma. . .
05.09.2017

Museum adds protective saddle cabinets - There’s a better place to store old saddles than in a dusty barn. Preservation is the goal behind the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s new storage units. Nine large custom-built metal cabinets were delivered to th. . .
05.05.2017

Agenda for May 12, 2017, Museum Board Meeting - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING May 12, 2017 Museum Kitchen Classroom 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 10:00 AM AGENDA The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritag. . .
05.02.2017

Blessing of the Fields is May 15 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields procession on Monday, May 15. Beginning at 10 a.m., Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of the Roman Catholic. . .
05.02.2017

2017 Summer Camps for Kids - 2017 Summer Camps for Kids It’s that time of year again! Time to take advantage of our large outdoor campus and wonderful indoor facilities by attending one or more of our annual summer camps at the New Mexico Farm and R. . .
04.21.2017

Watercolor artists show 'A Movable Feast' - Watercolor artists in southern New Mexico show their creations in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. "A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico" is an art show presented by the New Mexic. . .
04.06.2017

18th Cowboy Days features Chili Cook-Off - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s 18th Cowboy Days festival will have some extra flavor. The Museum in Las Cruces has added the first-annual Cowboy Days Chili Cook-off, sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Soci. . .
02.17.2017

Meet the Producers exhibit features Artesia family - A family that has been raising a variety of crops in the Artesia area for generations is featured in the “Meet the Producers” exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “Meet the Producers” is a . . .
02.10.2017

Museum expands Antique Treasures Show - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has added a fun, new element to its annual Antique Treasures Show (formerly Antique Treasures Day). This year’s is event is on Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. . . .
01.12.2017

Las Crucen Jay Hill's farm photography featured in exhibit - The beautiful photography of farming in the Mesilla Valley is featured in a spectacular new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The free opening reception for “Jay Hill: Our Wholesome Valley,” is 5:30-7. . .
12.29.2016

Museum closed on Christmas and New Year's Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and the Eagle Ranch Mercantile will be closed on Christmas Day and on New Year's Day. Both will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Museum's regular hours of operation will resume. . .
12.16.2016

Museum adds Debouillet sheep - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has added a third breed of sheep to its livestock program – a breed created in New Mexico. Three Debouillet sheep – one ram and two ewe lambs – from the R.C. “Punch. . .
12.14.2016

Museum closed on Thanksgiving Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and the Eagle Ranch Mercantile and Snack Bar will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both the Museum and Gift Shop will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, and resume normal busines. . .
11.21.2016

HomeGrown food event showcases New Mexico products - Food produced in New Mexico is showcased at the third-annual event, “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market,” on Nov. 19-20 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Vendors from around the state will sell t. . .
11.03.2016

Magoffin subject of presentation - Despite his being a fairly prominent trader of his time, we actually know relatively little about James Wiley Magoffin and his associates and their roles in Southwestern trading between the early 1830s and the American Civil . . .
10.21.2016

Exhibit celebrates Elephant Butte Dam's centennial - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate the centennial of the Elephant Butte Dam in Sierra County. “Elephant Butte Dam: Building a Future for Agriculture” opens in the Museum’s North Cor. . .
09.23.2016

Community Appreciation Day is Aug. 27 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has a lot to celebrate. As the museum commemorates the 20th anniversary of the construction of the main building and the creation of the newest venue on the 47-acre campus – the . . .
08.17.2016

Paintings honor Native American leaders - A new art show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum brings viewers close up to some of history's most iconic Native American leaders. Santa Fe artist Narrie Toole’s paintings pay tribute to Native American cultur. . .
08.08.2016