New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
47 Acres Packed with Real Stories about Real People
For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces 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 47-acre campus features several barns, animals, a greenhouse, play areas for children, an amphitheater, the Heritage Garden and much more. Permanent and changing exhibits, as well as a theater, library, gift shop, snack bar, and meeting rooms are located in the 100,000-square-feet, ranch-style main building, named after Bruce King, New Mexico’s only three-term governor and rancher.
The exhibits feature everything from antique equipment and saddle making to fine art. Programs include special events throughout the year, demonstrations, the monthly Culture Series, as well as workshops. We retrieve memories for some visitors, educate others, and provide a fun-filled day for everyone.
On exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
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