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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

Museum receives national honor - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellenc. . .
07.18.2016

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. More than 1,300 people attended the event last year. The 13th-annual Ice Cream . . .
06.29.2016

South 20 portion of Museum closed June 16-17 - The "South 20" portion of the Museum will be closed due to maintenance work on June 16-17, 2016. Repaving of the roads will take place on those days and no one will be allowed past the Green Bridge. The area closed will in. . .
06.15.2016

Museum participating in national Blue Star program with other DCA museums - Today the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,0. . .
05.31.2016

Chief Curator Toni Laumbach retiring after 20 years - Toni Laumbach, the chief curator at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum for the past 20 years, is retiring. Laumbach has been with the museum since its beginning. She has conceived, designed and implemented most of. . .
05.19.2016

Weaving traditions showcased in exhibit - A beautiful new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces showcasing historical and contemporary weaving opens on May 21. “Weaving in New Mexico: The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio Grande Traditions”. . .
05.17.2016

Blessing of the Fields is May 13 - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields procession on Friday, May 13. Beginning at 10 a.m., Fr. Alejandro Reyes, Administrator of Our Lord of Mercy. . .
05.02.2016

2016 Summer Camps set - 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 Ranch Heritage Museum! Whether. . .
04.27.2016

Photography exhibit features Wayne Suggs' landscape images - Living in the desert Southwest is like being in paradise for a landscape photographer like Wayne Suggs. Thirty of the Las Crucen’s photographs are featured in an exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum calle. . .
04.18.2016

Importance of honey bees focus of new exhibit - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces will open a new exhibit at the end of this month that explores an important and fascinating topic. “What’s the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter” opens in the Museum’s Le. . .
03.25.2016

Museum hosts 17th Cowboy Days - The Old West becomes new again each spring at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Cowboy Days, the museum’s biggest event of the year, returns for the 17th year on March 5-6. The fun is from 9 a.m. t. . .
02.22.2016

Museum earns national ranking - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum was ranked among the Top 30 Historical Preservation Societies in the nation by the website Recollections.Biz this week. http://recollections.biz/blog/the-top-30-historical-preser. . .
02.04.2016

Antique Treasures Day postponed - The Museum's annual Antique Treasures Day, originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been postponed due to maintenance work in the Bruce King Building and will take place at a later date.. . .
12.30.2015

B&H Herefords featured in Meet the Producers exhibit - A family that has been raising Hereford cattle in New Mexico since 1924 is featured in the “Meet the Producers” exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Meet the Producers” is a wall exhibit in the Museum’s. . .
12.21.2015

Museum to close early on Christmas Eve - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day. The Museum will reopen and resume regular hours at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26. Regular Museum hours are 9. . .
12.18.2015

Art exhibit features the light of New Mexico - New Mexico always has been renowned for the effects of its light and its attractiveness to artists. Light affects the way we view this beautiful state, and in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, La. . .
12.11.2015

Indoor Adventure Corral closed Dec. 8-13 - The indoor Adventure Corral play area for children will be closed from Dec. 8 through Dec. 13 for cleaning and maintenance. . . .
12.07.2015

"Light Affects" artist's view of New Mexico - New Mexico always has been renowned for the effects of its light and its attractiveness to artists. Light affects the way we view this beautiful state, and in a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las . . .
11.30.2015

Museum closed on Thanksgiving Day - The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and the Eagle Ranch Mercantile & Snack Bar will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, and resume regular business hours. Regular hours are. . .
11.23.2015

HomeGrown event is Nov. 21-22; Nut exhibit featured - Food produced in New Mexico is showcased at the second-annual event, “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market,” on Nov. 21-22 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Vendors from around the state will sell . . .
11.04.2015

Ghosts of the Past is Oct. 23-24 - (LAS CRUCES – October 1, 2015) -- Experience the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum at night as you time travel back in New Mexico history to meet historical ghosts during two exciting nights at the annual Ghosts of the . . .
10.01.2015

Native New Mexico: The Art of Collette Marie - From the earliest pre-historic cave paintings and rock art to the present, artists have long found inspiration for their work in animals. For Las Cruces artist Collette Marie, the animals and plants of New Mexico not only pro. . .
07.31.2015

12th Ice Cream Sunday event is July 19 - 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 12th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. . .
07.05.2015