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Museum participates in Blue Star Program - Celebrating the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide, including New Mexico’s eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Me. . .
05.17.2019

Agenda for board meeting on May 31, 2019 - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING May 31, 2019 Museum Kitchen Classroom 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 10:00 AM AGENDA The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritag. . .
05.07.2019

Annual 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 Wednesday, May 15. Beginning at 10 a.m., the colorful procession around the Museum grounds be. . .
05.01.2019

State Climatologist to discuss climate change - Dave DuBois, the State Climatologist for New Mexico, will talk about climate change in New Mexico and especially its relation to agriculture at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on May 9. The presen. . .
04.30.2019

Summer Camps 2019 - New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Summer Camps 2019 Registration begins online at https://friendsnmfarmandranchmuseum.com/for-fam. . .
04.23.2019

New art show features Animals of the Southwest - Dinah Swan's deep appreciation of animals is reflected in her beautiful artwork. Thirty-four of the artist's pastel paintings are featured in the show, "Animals of the Southwest," opening April 12 at the New Mexico Farm & . . .
04.04.2019

NMSU professors use satellites to help farmers with water efficiency - Less than 10 percent of the farms in the Mesilla Valley are reaching their full potential yield due to water inefficiency, according to Dr. Zohrab Samani, foreman professor of water resources at New Mexico State University. . . .
03.27.2019

Museum Director to receive top award for book - The Historical Society of New Mexico is presenting its top publication award to New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Director Mark Santiago for his book, “A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising. . .
03.19.2019

20th Cowboy Days is March 2-3 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will host its 20th Cowboy Days festival on March 2-3. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for everyone 5 . . .
02.12.2019

Furloughed federal workers receive free admission - New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites, including the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shut. . .
01.19.2019

Agenda for Feb. 5, 2019 board meeting - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING February 5, 2019 State Records Center, Archives and State Library Building, Yucca Rm 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 1:00 PM AGENDA The Missi. . .
01.16.2019

Antique Treasures Show expanded to two days - What is it? What was it used for? How much is it worth? How old is it? How do I preserve it? These questions and more will be answered during a revamped and expanded Antique Treasures Show on Jan. 26-27 at the New Mexico . . .
01.15.2019

Gristmill exhibit opens this month - Visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces later this month will enjoy learning about the technology, history and importance of gristmills. “Grist for the Mill” opens on Jan. 18. People have u. . .
01.04.2019

Museum closed on New Years Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed on New Years Day. The Museum and the Heart of the Desert Gift Shop will reopen and resume the regular schedule at 9 a.m. on Jan. 2. . . .
12.31.2018

Watercolor show focuses on rural kitchen scenes, cacti - Penny Thomas Simpson’s search for a nostalgic look at the essence of farming and ranching brought her to the kitchen table. The Las Cruces artist’s new show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum features 33 waterc. . .
12.04.2018

Museum exhibit shows Peter Hurd's New Mexico - A new exhibition at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces captures the essence of one of our state’s great artists – Peter Hurd. “Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico” features 24 paintings and so. . .
11.16.2018

Museum's fifth HomeGrown event is Nov. 17-18 - The holiday season is right around the corner and what better gift to give friends and family than award-winning, locally produced products? For the fifth consecutive year, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be par. . .
11.06.2018

Winery featured in Meet the Producer exhibit - Black Range Vineyards is the new, featured New Mexico agricultural producer in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s “Meet the Producer” exhibit. Black Range Vineyards is owned and operated by Brian and Nicki O’Del. . .
10.30.2018

Agenda for Nov. 16 board meeting - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING November 16, 2018 Museum Kitchen Classroom 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 10:00 AM AGENDA The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heri. . .
10.29.2018

Exhibit features Southwest's legendary saddle makers - Exhibits at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum are in galleries, hallways, outdoors, and even in barns. Inside the towering Horse & Cattle Barn on the southern edge of the 47-acre campus in Las Cruces is a revampe. . .
10.01.2018

Museum to host first Wheels & Gears Show - For three years, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has displayed its popular exhibit, Wheels & Gears. Now, the museum will have an annual show to go along with it. The first Wheels & Gears Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. . .
08.27.2018

Community Appreciation Day is Aug. 25 - Free admission with a day full of fun activities is set for Aug. 25 as the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces hosts Community Appreciation Day. The third-annual event is held to thank the community for i. . .
08.16.2018

Paintings in new art show cover a full life - Artist Jacob Pfeiffer’s long journey covers 80-plus years and two continents. During the course of his amazing life, he developed his artistic talent, capturing scenes from the pioneer days through contemporary times. A s. . .
08.02.2018

Agenda for Aug. 17 board meeting - NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM GOVERNING BOARD MEETING August 17, 2018 Museum Kitchen Classroom 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 10:00 AM AGENDA The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Herita. . .
08.02.2018

Ice Cream Sunday is July 15 - Everyone’s favorite summer treat is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s largest event of the summer. The 15th-annual Ice Cream Sunday, which happens to land on National Ice Cream Day, is from 12 p.m. . . .
07.09.2018

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