Due to a power outage Thursday night, March 3, the phone system at the Museum is down until early next week.
To connect with someone at the Museum, please email frhm@state.nm.us. We are open until 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 4, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The Museum is closed on Sunday. Information about Cowboy Days is at the bottom of this homepage.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 Museum Exhibits

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits — everything from fine art shows, to farm implements, to recreated structures in our Heritage Gallery. 

Recent Acquisitions

Beautiful artwork recently acquired by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now featured in the northern part of the Museum’s Central Corridor. …

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Riding Herd with Billy the Kid

New exhibit tells of the violent beginnings of cattle ranching in New Mexico

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Her Land : Women in Agriculture

The Museum pays tribute to women making a difference in New Mexico agriculture with a rotating wall display in the central corridor. The exhibit is …

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Education &
Programs

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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Family in exhibit interacting with a museum display.

Families

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.

Volunteers

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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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.

December 2022
08 December 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Culture Series: Before Billy the Kid

What made Billy the Kid tick? Author Melody Groves will discuss the answer to that question and many more during the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s next Culture Series presentation. The lecture, “Before Billy the Kid: The Boy Behind the Legendary Outlaw,” is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Museum’s...

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17 December 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Exhibit Opening: Rural Life in New Mexico: Paintings by Carlitta Harvey

“Rural Life in New Mexico: Paintings by Carlitta Harvey” is a new art show that opens in the Museum’s Arts Corridor with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Admission to the reception is free, but regular admission applies to the rest of the Museum. Twenty-three of Carlitta's oil paintings are...

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20 December 2022 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Farm-La-La

Experience a fun, festive winter evening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The Museum is hosting a new holiday event, Farm-La-La, on Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m. Families can take trolley rides across the bridge and around the lighted, 47-acre campus, take part in fun activities, watch the children ride the ponies,...

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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.

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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!

Enjoy demonstrations each day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.

Wool spinning

Wool Spinning

Quilting

Quilting

Sewing

Sewing

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