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Museum displays honor farm and ranch honorees - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has a pair of new displays that pay tribute to the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau’s Farm Family of the Year and the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association Cattlema. . .
04.17.2014

Dona Ana County artist featured in Arts Corridor - A new exhibit in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridors features the creative work of Doña Ana County artist Peter Goodman. The exhibit, “Peter Goodman: Changing Landscapes,” opens on April 18 and wil. . .
04.10.2014

Museum's greenhouse turns 5 years old - The greenhouse at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum turned five years old this month and the facility has become a valuable part of the museum. The 2,640-square-foot structure opened to the public on March 14 i. . .
03.24.2014

Museum celebrates 15th Cowboy Days - For the 15th year, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will be consumed with everything Old West during its annual Cowboy Days celebration on March 8-9. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, M. . .
02.12.2014

Farm & Ranch Museum participates in Culture Day - For Immediate Release Contact: Carrie Moritomo January 22, 2014 Culture Day Showcases New Mexico’s Cultural Diversity Santa Fe - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs will host “Culture Day” at the . . .
01.24.2014

Antique Treasures Day is Jan. 26 - Only one day a year, visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the facility’s collections and preservation program. On Sunday, Jan. 26, the museum will. . .
01.23.2014

Museum to close early on Christmas Eve - The museum will close at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and also will be closed on Christmas Day. Regular museum hours will resume on Dec. 26. . . .
12.23.2013

Museum requesting proposals for catering contract - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a catering service provider at the museum, with the contract beginning on July 1, 2014. The deadline for companies to apply is/was Jan. . .
12.19.2013

Art exhibit stitches together family history - A new exhibit that stitches family history together through art is now showing in the Arts Corridor at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The exhibit, “Heart of the Home: The Art of Patricia Burnett” opened on De. . .
12.13.2013

Museum offers NM history class for adults - The popular New Mexico history class at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be offered again in 2014. Anyone interested in registering for the class may choose between two offerings – Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4. . .
12.09.2013

Museum to showcase Shufelt collection - The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Fifteen years after he graciously loaned some of his lithographs for a temporary exhibit, Shufelt and. . .
11.19.2013

Ghosts of the Past is Oct. 25-26 - Explore the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum at night as you time travel back in New Mexico history or meet historical ghosts during two exciting nights in October for Ghosts of the Past. The popular living history . . .
10.08.2013

Lee photos capture Color of Pie Town - Thirty-seven of Russell Lee’s iconic color photographs of Pie Town, N.M. will be on display for about a year in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s North Hallway. The “Color of Pie Town” exhibit opens on Oct. 4 a. . .
09.26.2013

History of livestock in New Mexico is subject of presentation - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s monthly Culture Series continues on Sept. 12 with a presentation on New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial Livestock. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the museum’s theater and admission is. . .
09.11.2013

Watercolors brighten museum's Arts Corridor - A new fine art exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum focuses on the rewards and challenges of gardening in the Chihuahuan Desert. The exhibit, “The Chihuahuan Desert Garden,” features the creations of The . . .
08.15.2013

Museum co-founder passes away at 94 - Dr. Gerald Thomas had many titles – husband, father, patriot, author, educator, historian, war hero. But Thomas, who died at 94 on July 31, also was considered one of the co-founders of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage. . .
08.12.2013

Museum celebrates 10th Ice Cream Sunday - America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The 10th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. . .
07.10.2013

Living history plays big role at Museum - History isn’t just memories or words in a book. At the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, it often lives and breathes. Living history is an important part of everything the museum does when it comes to events and act. . .
07.01.2013

Antique Treasure Day is June 9 - They once were scattered all over New Mexico – perhaps tucked away in an attic, buried in a canyon, or left out in the desert sun. They were of great use, all of these things. They may have kept us warm, delivered food, pr. . .
06.03.2013

Special summer rates for kids, military families - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is offering special rates for children 5 to 17 and for the families of U.S. military families this summer. The promotions are from Memorial Day (May 27) through Labor Day (Sept. . . .
05.23.2013

A Night at the Museum - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will unveil a new event later this month called “A Night at the Museum.” From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, the museum’s exhibits will come to life, so to . . .
05.13.2013

Blessing of the Fields is May 15 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old, historical tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields on May 15. The colorful, music-filled procession around the museum’s campus to bless the animal. . .
05.09.2013

Museum offers summer day camps for kids - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s popular summer day camps for kids are right around the corner. The museum’s education department has added some new camps this year and have brought back some of the more popul. . .
04.24.2013

New show features artwork of Virginia Maria Romero - For Las Cruces artist Virginia Maria Romero, life – and art – is all about change. “It’s an evolution – it’s not stagnant” says Romero of her art, which combines themes of nature and religion with elements of traditional New. . .
04.10.2013

Chief curator receives prestigious state award - Toni Laumbach, one of the original staff members of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and the facility’s chief curator, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Edgar Lee Hewett Award by the Historical Society of Ne. . .
04.04.2013

Canada Alamosa reveals 4000 years of agricultural history - A 13-year research project that unveils a fascinating look at ancient agriculture is the subject of a new exhibition at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “The Cañada Alamosa Project: 4,000 Years of. . .
03.26.2013

New exhibit tells story of African Americans in New Mexico - African Americans and their contributions to New Mexico history is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The exhibit, called “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visib. . .
03.07.2013

Museum to celebrate 14th Cowboy Days - The whirl of the rope atop a cowboy’s sprinting horse. The laughter of children. The aroma of chuck wagon cooking. These sights and sounds can only mean one thing – the return of Cowboy Days to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch . . .
02.14.2013

Quilts from Museum's collection on display - Thirty-two beautiful quilts from the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s collection are featured in a new exhibit that opens in the Traditions Gallery on Feb. 8. “Stitches in Time: Quilts from the Museum’s Collection. . .
02.07.2013

Cowboy Days schedule announced - 2013 Cowboy Days Schedule Ongoing activities both days: Plant sale at the Museum’s Greenhouse, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, pony rides for kids, horseback and stagecoach rides, team ropin. . .
01.31.2013

Governor's Gallery in Santa Fe displays Museum's Chile Exhibit - An exhibit created by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now on display in the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. “Red or Green?” The Origins and Cultural Significance of the Chile Pepper in N. . .
01.11.2013

Museum closes for Christmas - The museum will close at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 24, and be closed Christmas Day. We will reopen and resume regular hours at 9 a.m. Dec. 26.. . .
12.24.2012

Museum saves money, preserves artifacts with new lights - In an effort to conserve energy, save money and protect artifacts, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is replacing much of its gallery lighting with LED technology bulbs. The museum is taking part in. . .
12.17.2012

Museum offers popular NM history class for adults - The popular New Mexico history class at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be offered again this winter. Anyone interested in registering for the class may choose between two offerings – Tuesdays, 1:30 to 4:3. . .
12.11.2012

Mesilla Valley Weavers featured in arts exhibit - Celebrate the rich weaving history and traditions of New Mexico in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Mesilla Valley Weavers: Threads Through Time” opens in the Arts Corridor on Dec. 14. This di. . .
12.05.2012

Museum helps other state museums and monuments - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tries hard to not only tell the story of the history of farming, ranching and rural living in New Mexico, but also represent the values of those who came before us. Part of that . . .
12.04.2012

Encounter Ghosts of the Past - Explore the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum at night as you time travel back in New Mexico history or hunt for historical ghosts during two exciting nights in October for Ghosts of the Past. This popular living his. . .
09.27.2012

In the Saddle at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is offering some new demonstrations and activities beginning in September and the theme is “In the Saddle.” The museum’s livestock staff will have its Parade of Breeds demonstrat. . .
08.27.2012

Las Cruces photographer focuses on cotton gins - Las Cruces photographer Storm Sermay’s exhibition at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum gives a fresh, new look to some old structures in the Mesilla Valley. Cotton gins are the subjects of her photography an. . .
08.06.2012

Juan Patron focus of museum lecture - Author Paul Tsompanas will introduce a fascinating character from New Mexico’s past during a lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Juan Patrón: From the Backstage to Center . . .
07.31.2012

Tingley subject of museum lecture - Former New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley will be the subject of a lively and engaging presentation on July 12 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum. Lucinda Lucero Sachs, a New Mexico writer and literary aficionada, w. . .
07.03.2012

Museum plans 9th Ice Cream Sunday - America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The ninth-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July . . .
07.02.2012

Museum adds beautiful new outdoor sculpture - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has added a beautiful new outdoor sculpture to its collection of art. The sculpture arrived at the museum recently through the state’s Art in Public Places program. The sculpture. . .
06.26.2012

Los Alamos students earn museum award - Two elementary school students from Los Alamos have received the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s award for best agricultural-themed entry for National History Day. Katherine McClenahan and Ruby Selvage of Pi. . .
06.04.2012

Antique Treasures Day is June 10 - Only one day a year, visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the facility’s collections and preservation program. On Sunday, June 10, the museum. . .
06.01.2012

Museum is now passport station for Camino Real - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now one of the passport cancellation stations for the Camino Real National Historic Trail stamp. Passport Books, Kids Passports and Passport picture stamps for those who don’t. . .
05.06.2012

Blessing of the Fields at the Museum - LAS CRUCES -- The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old, historical tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields. The colorful, music-filled procession around the museum’s campus to bless the an. . .
05.04.2012

Museum announces 2012 Summer Camps for Kids - Summer days are full of fun at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum! Music To My Ears June 6 and 7 (Wednesday and Thursday) 10:00-2:00 Open to children ages 7-14 Cost: Non-members= $20/ Members = $15 Literat. . .
04.30.2012

New art exhibit features colorful collages - A new art exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum blends paintings of Mexican people with a variety of clipped images of objects such as butterflies, birds and flowers. The exhibit, "Barbara Hinnenkamp: Sain. . .
04.12.2012

Museum offers pony rides on Saturdays - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will offer pony rides for children each Saturday, beginning April 14. The rides are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The museum’s new ponies made their debut . . .
04.09.2012

Photographer Laura Gilpin subject of Chautauqua - Deborah Blanche will perform in a Chautauqua as famed photographer Laura Gilpin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Gilpin packed her equipment in on horseback to photograph the. . .
04.09.2012

Museum to celebrate 13th Cowboy Days - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s 13th Cowboy Days festival will have the luck of the Irish. Cowboy Days, the museum’s annual tribute to New Mexico’s ranching heritage, begins on St. Patrick’s Day, March 1. . .
03.02.2012

"Green Machines" exhibit features John Deere equipment - For generations, farming and the name John Deere -- with its green tractors and equipment -- have been an interwoven mix that has produced great success and great memories. The museum opens a new exhibit on March 8 called . . .
02.28.2012

Students compete at History Day - Middle school and high school history students from throughout the region will be at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum on Feb. 29 for National History Day’s Southwest New Mexico Regional Contest. These young hist. . .
02.22.2012

Exhibit features state's official symbols - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum features the icons, images and emblems that help make New Mexico stand out from all the other states. “It’s all Symbolic: The State Symbols of New Mexico” is on . . .
01.11.2012

El Paso's ABC affiliate to broadcast Taft signing re-enactment - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s living history program celebrating New Mexico’s centennial will be televised live by El Paso’s ABC affiliate, KVIA. “Eyewitness to History: New Mexico becomes a State” will be . . .
01.05.2012

Museum celebrates New Mexico's centennial - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is the place to be to celebrate the state’s centennial. Two new exhibits, and a Chautauqua are among the items on the schedule, but the big event is the museum’s li. . .
12.20.2011

New exhibit features work of Las Cruces artist - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum features the artwork of Las Cruces artist Linda Hagen. “The World Around Us: The Artwork of Linda Hagen” opens in the museum’s Arts Corridor on Dec. 16 and the e. . .
12.15.2011

New Mexico history class offered - The very popular New Mexico history class at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be offered again this year. Anyone interested in registering for the class may choose between two offerings – Wednesdays from 1:. . .
12.12.2011

Museum to unveil state centennial exhibit - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is about to unveil a much-anticipated exhibition called: “The Land of Enchantment: Commemorating the Centennial of New Mexico Statehood.” The exhibit features. . .
11.10.2011

Museum open on Veterans Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be open on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children 5 to 17. All veterans a. . .
11.09.2011

Ghosts of the Past - Whether you want to step back in time and visit historical characters from New Mexico’s past, or stay in 2011 and let the spirits come to you, Ghosts of the Past has something for everyone. The two nights of guided tours b. . .
10.06.2011

Museum to play host to international art show - An international art show called, “Art of the Plains: The 27th American Plains Artists Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale,” will open at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum with an event on Sept. 8. The opening reception. . .
08.24.2011

Winkler art show captures the spirit of animals - Kathy Winkler has spent many hours observing and even studying the animals that become the subjects of her paintings. It’s that attention to detail that helps Winkler so effectively introduce those animals to the people wh. . .
08.02.2011

Pat Garrett exhibit part of Catch the Kid campaign - As New Mexico’s “Catch the Kid” tourism campaign gets under way, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is displaying its collections items pertaining to the man who actually caught Billy the Kid. The museum is one of. . .
07.22.2011

Eighth-annual Ice Cream Sunday is July 17 - America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The eighth-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July. . .
07.07.2011

Museum celebrates Antique Treasures Day - Only one day a year, visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the facility’s collections and preservation program. On Sunday, June 12, the museum will. . .
06.07.2011

Museum has free admission for military families this summer - SANTA FE -- As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, New Mexico’s 14 state-run museums and historic monuments will once again offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families during the summer months. . .
05.25.2011

Museum teeter-totter headed to park in Mexico - The popular teeter-totter at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is headed south of the border. The “seesaw” playground equipment, which has been a focal point of the museum’s Adventure Corral for the past nine yea. . .
05.19.2011

Moriarity sixth-grader earns Farm & Ranch award - Moriarty sixth-grader Brigit Brown is this year’s recipient of the award, Best Project on Agricultural History and Rural Life. The award is sponsored by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and is part of National H. . .
05.18.2011

Summer camps for kids announced - June 1- 2 Strummin’ and Hummin’: A Historic Music Camp From Mexican corridos to cowboy ditties, music has always been part of history in New Mexico. Great stories and people come to us through song, and our musical advent. . .
05.04.2011

Blessing of the Fields is May 13 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old, historical tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields on May 13. The colorful, music-filled procession around the museum’s campus to bless the animal. . .
05.03.2011

Great Depression Through Song and Story - Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne will present a historical concert-lecture, All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story, on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m., in the Theater at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museu. . .
04.08.2011

Museum receives donation of dairy items - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has received the donation of a significant collection artifacts related to the state’s dairy industry. Wendy Zens of the Zens Dairy in Willard, N.M., donated her large collection. . .
04.08.2011

New exhibit features oil paintings - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum opens a new art show this month that features a talented Las Cruces artist. “Bonnie Mandoe: Gifts of the Rio Grande” opens in the museum’s Arts Corridor on April 15. An opening r. . .
04.07.2011

Museum closed on April 11 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed for one day – Monday, April 11 – for maintenance work. The closing will allow time for electrical re-wiring for the museum’s new Tortugas Hall. The Eagle Ranch . . .
04.04.2011

12th Annual Cowboy Days is March 12-13 - The whirl of the rope atop a cowboy’s sprinting horse. The laughter of children, and the gentle, pure sound of an acoustic guitar. The aroma of chuck wagon cooking. These sights and sounds can only mean one thing – the ret. . .
02.28.2011

Postcards subject of new exhibit - With the arrival of email, text messaging and phones that can take photographs and deliver them to a family member or a friend in seconds, communications has changed dramatically in recent years. But there’s still nothing lik. . .
02.03.2011

New license plate benefits museum - A new State of New Mexico license plate pays tribute to the state’s farming and ranching heritage and benefits the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s education programs. New Mexico’s newest specialty plate, which fe. . .
12.22.2010

Museum closed Dec. 24-25 - The museum will be closed from Dec. 24-25 for the Christmas holiday. The museum will reopen at noon on Sunday, Dec. 26.. . .
12.22.2010

The Farm & Ranch Community License Plate - New Mexico's newest specialty license plate honors our agricultural heritage and rural residents. The plate is specifically for farmers, ranchers, ag businesses, and rural folks who take pride in being part of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico.
12.19.2010

Watercolor show features images of rural women - A new fine art exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum focuses on the different roles women play in agriculture and rural life. The exhibit is called “Vintage Views of Rural Women” and features beautiful wor. . .
12.13.2010

Museum again offers popular NM history class - The sign-up period is under way for the popular New Mexico history class at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. There will be two classes taught once again by Dr. Jo Tice Bloom, a retired history professor from Ne. . .
11.30.2010

Chile a key ingredient in state's cultural recipe - It may not be from New Mexico originally, but it has made quite an impression since it arrived. Chile is the subject of a fun and educational new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. “Red or Green?”. . .
11.10.2010

Open House for Sheep & Goat Barn - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will have an open house for its Sheep & Goat Barn from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. Admission is only $1 per person on this particular afternoon. Exhibits panels in the . . .
11.04.2010

Ghosts of the Past - “Ghosts of the Past” brings history to life each October at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 22-23, with indoor and outdoor tours beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing about. . .
10.01.2010

Museum exhibit explores Dust Bowl in NM - The Dust Bowl not only was a national story, but also a New Mexico story. An exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces revisits this dramatic time in our history and sheds light on the causes, effec. . .
09.29.2010

Exhibition showcases work of top local artists - A new fine art exhibition at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum features the beautiful work of some of southwestern New Mexico’s top artists. “Skylines and Byways: Art from The City of Artists Promotional Ass. . .
08.05.2010

7th Ice Cream Sunday coming July 18 - America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s most popular event of the summer. The seventh-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jul. . .
07.07.2010

Hiking Apacheria subject of July lecture - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s lecture series continues this month with a fascinating look at hiking Apache trails in southwestern New Mexico. At 7 p.m. on July 8, historian Jerry Eagan presents “Hiking Apac. . .
06.30.2010

Museum hosts Antique Treasures Day - Only one day a year, visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the facility’s collections and preservation program. On Sunday, June 13, the museum will. . .
06.07.2010

Museum and gift shop closed on May 28 - The Museum will be closed on Friday, May 28. The closing is part of the state's mandated furlough plan. The Museum's Eagle Ranch Mercantile will also be closed on May 28. The Museum will re-open and resume its regular s. . .
05.26.2010

Museum celebrates Blessing of the Fields - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate a long, historical tradition on May 15 with the annual Blessing of the Fields. The fiesta is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the colorful procession around the museum’s. . .
05.05.2010

Museum to show premiere of Shalam Colony film - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will play host to the world premiere of the new documentary film that profiles a fascinating chapter in the history of the Mesilla Valley. The premiere is set for 7 p.m. on May 13. . . .
04.30.2010

Summer camps for kids announced - The 2011 Summer Camp schedule will be announced later in April. Please check back soon. . . .
04.19.2010

New exhibit features longtime Las Cruces artist - The paintings of Las Cruces artist George Gray will be on display in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Thursday, April 15. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 15 fo. . .
04.12.2010

Museum closed on March 5 - The Museum will be closed on Friday, March 5. The closing is part of the state's mandated furlough plan. The Museum's Eagle Ranch Mercantile will remain open on March 5. The Museum will re-open and resume its regular sc. . .
03.02.2010

Cowboy Days coming March 13-14 - Dust off your boots and make plans to joins us March 13-14 for the 11th Annual Cowboy Days celebration at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This two-day festival is packed with horseshoes, gunfight re-enactme. . .
02.16.2010

New exhibit will have visitors asking, "What in the World?" - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum takes visitors on a fun and informative journey through a fascinating array of unusual objects from the museum’s vast collections. The exhibit, which opens on Fe. . .
02.11.2010

Museum closed on Jan. 15 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is among the state-operated museums and monuments under the Department of Cultural Affairs that will be closed on days included in the Statewide Governor Mandated Furlough Plan. . . .
01.11.2010

Museum closed on Dec. 24, other furlough days - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is among the state-operated museums and monuments under the Department of Cultural Affairs that will be closed on days included in the Statewide Governor Mandated Furlough Plan. . . .
12.17.2009

Animals featured in Western paintings - Animals are the stars of a new art show opening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Animal Impressions: The Art of Narrie Toole,” opens in the museum’s Arts Corridor on Dec. 17. A reception is planned for 6 p.. . .
12.07.2009

Museum closes temporarily for maintenance work - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed for three hours (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) on the morning of Dec. 7 for electrical maintenance work. For more information, please call (575) 522-4100. . . .
12.02.2009

New exhibit features colcha embroidery - An embroidery method that is traced back to the 1700s in New Mexico is the focus of a tradition-rich exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Colcha: Embroidered Connections,” opens in the museum’s Tra. . .
11.16.2009

Bruce King had strong connection to the museum - Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King, who passed away at his ranch in Stanley, N.M., Thursday night, was an early, important supporter for the creation of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. In 1991, King attended a . . .
11.13.2009

Museum explores rural schoolhouses in NM - LAS CRUCES -- They are unofficial monuments to the beginnings of public education in New Mexico, dotting the rural landscape in our vast state. They are all shapes and sizes. And while some have found new life as museums or c. . .
09.29.2009

Ghosts of the Past return on Oct. 22-24 - Stand on a 107-year-old bridge under the moonlight and hear the story of La Llorona, the “weeping woman” in Hispanic folklore. Spend a few moments with Pat Garrett, the lawman who killed Billy the Kid. Or meet Anastacia Perea. . .
09.09.2009

Museum to close for 3 hours on Aug. 31 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed for maintenance purposes from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. Electrical work is being done and power to the facility will be shut down for about three hours. . .
08.26.2009

Bracero Program subject of new exhibit - A controversial labor program that brought millions of Mexicans across the border to work in U.S. fields is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. "Bracero Memories," opens in the muse. . .
08.21.2009

Exhibit opening highlights busy evening at museum - The opening of a new exhibit featuring some of the region's top artists highlights a busy evening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum on Aug. 13. The exhibit, "The Art of Cultivation: Agriculture in the Mesilla . . .
08.05.2009

Museum produces new oral history catalog for state - The treasured voices of our ancestors are an important resource when it comes to New Mexico history, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has completed a year-long project that will make discovering those voices ea. . .
06.17.2009

Colorful new exhibit shows international agriculture - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is exhibiting colorful images by artist Betty LaDuke that illustrate agriculture in its purest form. "Dreaming Cows: The Artwork of Betty LaDuke" opened Friday, May 22, and featu. . .
05.22.2009

Museum closed on Memorial Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, May 26. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mond. . .
05.22.2009

Museum has busy week ahead - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is having a busy week with a special lecture, a plant and tree sale, and the traditional Blessing of the Fields event. The museum's lecture series continues May 14 at 7 p.m. wi. . .
05.14.2009

Area students earn medals at National History Day - Several middle school and high school students from southern New Mexico earned medals at the New Mexico History Day state contest at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque last week. More than 750 students . . .
04.29.2009

New exhibit features work of Las Cruces artist - A new exhibit coming to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum features the traditional paintings of a talented Las Cruces artist. Retablo, Metamorphosis, Vision: The Art of Virginia Maria Romero will be on displ. . .
04.02.2009

Firearms focus of new exhibit - Firearms shaped the history of the people who wielded them, especially in the American West, from the first coming of the Europeans to the beginning of the 20th century. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las C. . .
03.23.2009

Museum requests concession proposals - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has issued Requests for Proposals from qualified independent contractors for two concession operations: a gift shop/snack bar and a catering service. All potential offerors are requ. . .
03.10.2009

Greenhouse opens with plant sale - The new greenhouse at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will open on March 12 with a four-day plant sale. The featured plants for the March 12-15 sale mainly include vegetables, herbs and house plants. The 2,6. . .
03.06.2009

Museum site of annual History Day - Southern New Mexico History Day, a competition which annually involves numerous teachers and students throughout the area, will be held March 6 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The theme for this year's. . .
03.05.2009

10th Annual Cowboy Days - If a hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, then the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's 10th annual Cowboy Days festival should get off to a good start. Cowboy Days is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on . . .
02.16.2009

Museum receives awards from historical society - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum received two awards at the Dona Ana County Historical Society's 42nd annual banquet on Jan. 17. The museum received The Old Timers Award for its work in preserving the Historic G. . .
01.20.2009

Exhibit features contemporary quilts - A beautiful new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will have people looking at quilts in a whole new way. "Elements from the Front Range Contemporary Quilters" features 35 quilts created by an organizat. . .
12.11.2008

Cowgirl with Some Sand - A retired movie double who has spent much of her extraordinary life in the saddle will be the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's guest during a special presentation on Dec. 11. The event begins at 7 p.m. and admissi. . .
12.02.2008

CAPA show focuses on Western Heritage - The City of Artists Promotional Association (CAPA) and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum have collaborated to create an exhibition titled Western Heritage. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled f. . .
11.12.2008

Chautauqua features Judge Roy Bean - The legendary and colorful Judge Roy Bean comes to life on Nov. 13 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Randy Milligan of Carlsbad will portray the judge in a Chautauqua performance at 7 p.m. in the museum's the. . .
11.04.2008

Ghosts of the Past - History comes to life each fall at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, but this year will be a little different. The Museum's fourth-annual living history event has been moved from early December to late Octo. . .
09.30.2008

Concert celebrates Songs of the Cowboys - A concert celebrating Nathan H. "Jack" Thorp and his 1908 publication, "Songs of the Cowboys," will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the theater at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Funded by the New Mexico Huma. . .
09.22.2008

Exhibit explores Shalam Colony - A strange mix of agriculture and spiritualism in the Mesilla Valley is weaved together in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. "Shalam Colony: Dream in the Desert," opens in the museum's north corr. . .
09.10.2008

Museum receives award from mayor - Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima presented the first Mayor's Distinguished Service Award to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum for the museum's help during the battle of a fire in the Organ Mountains last June. Mi. . .
08.04.2008

Old West stories, paintings features in new exhibit - The storytelling and paintings of the late Keith Humphries provide insight into the Old West in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. "Keith Humphries: Stories of the Old West," is now open i. . .
07.29.2008

Museum hosts fifth-annual Ice Cream Sunday - The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will host one of its most popular events on July 20 with its fifth-annual Ice Cream Sunday. The celebration of America's favorite summer dessert will be from noon to 4 p.m. Reg. . .
07.10.2008

New exhibit features Spanish glassware - The Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's new Traditions Gallery opens this week with an exhibit featuring beautiful Spanish glassware that dates to the 18th century. "Real Cristales: Royal Crystals of La Granja, Spain," features. . .
07.02.2008

Museum hosts fifth-annual Antique Treasures Day - Only one day a year, visitors to the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the facility's collections and preservation program. On Sunday, June 29, the museum will celeb. . .
06.19.2008

Artist brings rusted implements to life in form of paintings - When Mesilla artist Jeanne Rundell walked along the Antique Equipment Park at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, she saw more than old, rusted farm implements. She saw what she refers to as "dinosaur bones" from the industrial. . .
05.29.2008

Museum closed on Memorial Day - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed to the public on Memorial Day, May 26. The museum will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, May 27. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and. . .
05.24.2008

Museum celebrates San Ysidro on May 15 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate the annual San Ysidro Day on May 15 with a blessing of the fields processional. Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of the Las Cruces Diocese will lead the colorful procession . . .
05.06.2008

Museum changes food services - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is modifying its food services to better fit its evolving needs. The museum is replacing its daily restaurant with a snack bar that will be operated by the Eagle Ranch Mercantile. . . .
04.30.2008

Mercantile exhibit takes visitors back in time - It's not often you see two people playing checkers inside a museum exhibit. But then there are not many exhibits like the new mercantile in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's Heritage Gallery. The recreated gene. . .
04.12.2008

Museum announces Summer Class schedule for kids - Summer Classes 2009 June 16 (Tuesday): Toys and Games Grades 3rd-6th; 9am to 11:30am; Class Limit: 12 Instructor: Karen Stith What was life like before video games? What did pioneer children do for fun? Learn about an. . .
04.11.2008

Popular Shufelt drawings on display - LAS CRUCES -- The popular offset lithographs by artist Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt are now being featured in the north hallway of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The pencil sketches will be on display through Aug.. . .
03.20.2008

Museum to help host Rag Rug Festival - The Rag Rug Festival Las Cruces is returning to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum the weekend of March 15 and 16. Rag Rug Festivalâ„¢ is a program of New Mexico Women's Foundation whose mission is to create . . .
03.04.2008

Exhibit features Jewish Pioneers - A new exhibit at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum brings to light the contributions to New Mexico's cultural, civic, economic, and creative life of Jewish merchants, bankers, miners, ranchers, and even a Jewish governor of A. . .
02.27.2008

Chavez lecture focuses on New Mexico history - New Mexico's history and how it relates to the rest of the world will be the subject of a special presentation on Feb. 14 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Noted historian Dr. Thomas Chavez will be the guest . . .
01.28.2008

Cowboy Days rides again on March 8-9 - New Mexico's ranching heritage comes to life on March 8-9 when the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum hosts Cowboy Days. The ninth-annual festival features two days packed with demonstrations, music, book-signings, ch. . .
01.28.2008

Museum announces holiday closings - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The museum also will be closed to the public from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. The museum's restaurant will be closed from Dec. 23 . . .
12.18.2007

Author presents 'Avenging Victorio" - Author Dave DeWitt of Albuquerque will be at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum on Dec. 13 to discuss his new book, "Avenging Victorio: A Novel of the Apache Insurgency in New Mexico, 1881." DeWitt will present a . . .
12.07.2007

Time Travel by Lantern Light - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's fastest-growing event takes place on three consecutive nights next week. "Time Travel by Lantern Light" is an interactive journey back in time that introduces visitors to New M. . .
11.29.2007

French Buckaroos focus of new exhibit - A new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum gives visitors an inside look at a centuries-old cowboy culture in France. "Gardians of the Camargue: The French Buckaroo Tradition" opens in the Museum's South . . .
10.22.2007

Celebration set for Historic Green Bridge - After years of planning, researching and seeking funding, the Historic Green Bridge has been moved and is settled in at its new home. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is planning a large celebration on Oct.. . .
10.09.2007

Noted artist, students to create mural for Main Gallery - Noted Las Cruces artist Anthony Pennock is teaming with a group of New Mexico State University students to create a mural for the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's Main Gallery. Known mainly for his water tank mura. . .
10.02.2007

Museum earns awards for parade float - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum received two major awards for its float in the New Mexico State Fair Parade on Sept. 8. The Museum received the Governor's Most Extraordinary Award, as well as the Most Specta. . .
09.14.2007

Storyteller comes to Museum - Nationally known storyteller Paulette Atencio will present a special program at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on Thursday, Sept. 13. Atencio will present "Life of a Farmer," and "Chili Seeds of . . .
09.12.2007

Museum hosts first Harvest Festival - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will hold its first Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 9. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m. and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for chi. . .
08.31.2007

Exhibit Explores "Castas" of New Spain - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is opening a new temporary exhibit that depicts the castas (castes) of New Spain in the form of beautiful prints. "Castas: Emergence of a National Identity" is a collection of 24. . .
08.27.2007

Voices of American Farm Women - Two Dona Ana County women who have been heavily involved in agriculture for years will be the speakers at an exhibit opening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Emma Jean Cervantes and Lacy Simpson will speak a. . .
08.27.2007

Antique Treasures Day - That once-a-year peek into the enormous Collections Storage Room at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is right around the corner. "Antique Treasures Day" is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. In celebration o. . .
08.27.2007

Museum hosts annual Ice Cream Sunday - LAS CRUCES – There is nothing like enjoying ice cream on a hot Sunday afternoon in July. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces hosts its fourth-annual Ice Cream Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. on July 15. . . .
07.09.2007

Museum event features cowboy folk songs - Historian Elvis Fleming of Roswell presents "Cowboy Folk Songs of Southeastern New Mexico" at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
07.02.2007

Exhibit draws visitors into 1920s-era farm house. - It’s a colorful, nostalgic "slice of life" illuminating the Main Gallery of the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
06.28.2007

Historic bridge headed to Museum - For almost 90 years it delivered New Mexicans from one side of the river to the other. Soon, the historic Rio Hondo Bridge will once again deliver its passengers to the other side. . .
03.21.2007

Museum hosts blacksmith event - LAS CRUCES -- The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and the Southwest Artist Blacksmiths Association are teaming up to bring a new and exciting event to Las Cruces. The first Regional Blacksmiths Conference is sche. . .
02.07.2007

Museum visitors to step back in time - LAS CRUCES -- History comes alive each December at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. For the second straight year, the museum is hosting Time Travel by Lantern Light. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7-9, visitors . . .
11.26.2006