2020 News

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

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Heather A. Reed named new Director

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) named Heather A. Reed as the new executive director of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. She replaces Mark Santiago, who retired from the position in July 2020. Reed will …

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Museum unveils online Collections Portal

The public can now explore much of the vast collections at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum from their computer or other device. The Museum, which reopened last week, has unveiled a new “Collections Portal” on its website. Farm & Ranch has more than 11,000 …

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DCA Museum & Historic Sites reopen

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce that the state’s eight museums and seven of its historic sites will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. These facilities, which closed on March 16, 2020, may resume operation …

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Farm & Ranch Museum remembers Max Evans

Max Evans, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2020, at the age of 95 will be greatly missed by so many. He was many things to many people and was truly a New Mexico legend. He was an award-winning author, a screen writer, an artist, a cowboy, …

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Historic Hearse delivered to Farm & Ranch

For immediate release Aug. 26, 2020 LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is the new — and perhaps final —  home of a historic hearse that was used in Las Cruces from 1894-1912. The horse-drawn wagon is known by many as “the …

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Museum Director Mark Santiago retires

After nearly 14 years at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Executive Director Mark Santiago announced his retirement this summer, effective at the end of July. Since his appointment to the position in November 2006, Santiago has successfully helped Farm & Ranch secure $6.5 million …

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Recent Events

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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