Experience a history like no other

For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tells this amazing story through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, oral histories, objects, and educational programs. 

It’s a story of survival, ingenuity, and hope. It connects generations, and weaves together people from various cultures that are uniquely New Mexico.  

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

A top attraction in southern New Mexico, drawing visitors from all 50 states. 

Featured Exhibits

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum hosts a variety of events designed to advance the Museum’s programming initiatives, increase awareness about the Museum and raise funds to support its ongoing operations. Museum events are usually ticketed events or free to the public, depending on the event. Join the Museum’s to receive invitations and advance notice of Events and other Museum activities.

Monumental Territory

Featured Artist: Kayla Blundell

Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets

This outstanding exhibit explores the dramatic transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin in the 1940s and beyond. “Home on the Range: From Ranches to …

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Grisit Mill

Grist for the Mill

Enjoy learning about the technology, history and importance of gristmills in the temporary exhibit, “Grist for the Mill.” People have used gristmills to grind grain …

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New Mexico Colonial Home

The New Mexico Colonial Home was built in the museum’s Heritage Gallery and is the centerpiece of the Spanish Colonial section of the gallery. New …

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2020 Online Summer Camps

Though you may not be able to come see us in-person, you can still farm with us this summer! Beginning in June, our Museum will be offering two- and three-day summer camps so children have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics including gardening, historical performance, fiber arts, and archaeology.

Additionally, the first few camps will be offered 100% free. We want to provide a positive highlight for you, and your family during this unusual summer.

To inquire about upcoming summer camps, contact LuAnn Kilday at (575) 522-4100, ext.103.


Daily Demonstrations

Due to current COVID circumstances, demonstrations are currently postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Demonstrations allow visitors to witness historical methods or modern techniques of farming, ranching, and rural living in New Mexico. During this unprecedented time, our demonstrations are paused right now. Check out what we typically do at the Farm & Ranch!

Wool spinning

Wool Spinning





Featured Events

Due to current COVID circumstances, events are currently postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Here at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, we’re passionate about bringing history to life in a way that authentically connects, entertains, inspires, and educates our patrons. Sadly, we currently do not have the opportunity to offer the same in-person events during the summer, and fall that we typically provide, but we’re honored, and excited to create new ways of providing dynamic special events through our virtual platforms.

Stay connected with us as we are working hard to bring history to life — and to your home — for you and your family.

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Education &

Our educational resources, and programs provide engaging, educational, and fun content that has been adapted virtually. Through our summer camps, virtual tours, and classes, schools, and families now have quality online resources they can use to entertain and educate.

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Engaging programs. From our family to yours,  the Farm & Ranch invites families to dive right in, and experience New Mexico’s rich heritage. We offer a wealth of farm and ranch programs created to delight, inspire, and engage all ages.


Come on over and see what’s happening at your Museum! You will have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, and help the Museum preserve the history of farming, ranching, and rural life in New Mexico. You will make a difference!

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Re-opening Update

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs looks forward to welcoming the public back to our museum in the near future! Please check this website often for an announcement regarding our reopening plans, and to continue exploring our online programs. In the meantime, we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff by preparing our facilities. We will see you soon!