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. 

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The Dairy Spot

The Dairy Spot: Discovery Center is a fun, colorful venue for families to learn about dairy products and the industry in New Mexico.

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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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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.

February 2023
09 February 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Culture Series: The Mountain Pride Stagecoach

The colorful, rich history of the “Mountain Pride” stagecoach is the subject of the next Culture Series presentation at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Steve Dobrott of the Hillsboro Historical Society is the speaker for this lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Museum’s Theater. Admission is free. The...

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25 February 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and jewelry-making supplies. Educational information also is part of the show. The event is hosted by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, sponsored by Frank Parrish, and...

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26 February 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and jewelry-making supplies. Educational information also is part of the show. The event is hosted by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, sponsored by Frank Parrish, and...

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March 2023
03 March 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cowboy Days (School Day)

Cowboy Days at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum begins with a special day of educational presentations on Friday, March 3. The Museum welcomes area school children for field trips from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The students will visit 15 stations around the facility as they learn about cowboy life and more....

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04 March 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cowboy Days

Cowboy Days returns for the 23rd year on Saturday, March 4 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Guests will enjoy a full slate of activities on Saturday. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $10 per vehicle. Pony rides for children ($5) are from 9-11 a.m. and...

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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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Pony rides will resume on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12, beginning Feb. 11. Weather and staffing could lead to cancelations. We encourage guests to call ahead to confirm. The cost is $5 per ride.  Contact us

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