2016 News

For information contact Craig Massey at craig.massey@state.nm.us.

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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 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and refreshments are included. Jay Hill’s …

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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 at 9 a.m. on Dec. 26 …

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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” Jones ranch near …

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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 business hours.

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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 their products as the gift-giving season approaches. The …

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Magoffin subject of the 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 War. Historian Cameron Saffell, a recipient of a 2016 Office of …

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Community Appreciation Day

The Museum offers free admission on this day each year to thank the community for its support. Demonstrations are a big part of the day, as well as the Parade of Breeds cattle program, pony rides, children’s games, living history, food vendors, a plant sale, and more.

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