About the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum:
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Board. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum through the generous support of donors.
Conceived in the 1970’s, the passage of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Act in 1991 by the state Legislature established the museum and its policy-making board. Ground was broken in 1995 and the museum opened to the public in 1998. The 47-acre campus, and interactive museum brings to life the 4,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the main building contains more than 24,000 square feet of exhibit space, catering space for meetings and events, a mercantile and theatre. Fun and learning go hand in hand as visitors stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy several gardens or watch one of our growing number of demonstrations.
4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, N.M. 88011, (575) 522-4100. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Events, news releases and images about activities in New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org