We are a 501(c)(3) organization that works in support of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. You can support the Museum by becoming a member of the Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum or by making a monetary donation. We encourage Museum members and anyone else who believes in our mission to contact their legislators and voice their support.

Featured Events

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.

Discovery Morning “Making Sun Prints”

Discovery Morning  “Making Sun Prints” Students are welcome to learn how to make a sun print in celebration of spring. Items such as flowers and leaves will be used to make a print on cotton fabric. Recommended for students ages 8-12. Class fee is

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21st Annual Cowboy Days

Culture, skill, and entertainment are the focus of the Museum’s 21st-annual Cowboy Days celebration. Enjoy charreada demos and trick roping by Daniel Castro and Lienzo Charro El Pedregal at 11 a.m. each day, horse training by world-renowned trainer Josh Armstrong at 1 p.m. each

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Antique Treasures Show

Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether it’s learning how to best preserve a family heirloom, identifying an archaeological discovery, or looking to find a special antique to purchase, the Museum’s annual Antique Treasures Show is a two-day celebration of all things old,

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Become a Member

Join the Friends of the Museum and you will help fund educational programs and workshops at the Museum; Provide bus transportation for school children to visit the Museum; Support outreach activities throughout the state, and so much more!


Do you want to strengthen the museum’s programs? Expand its collections? Extend its outreach? Donate to the Friends by clicking the button below. This PayPal button will allow you to contribute by credit card or directly from your PayPal account. Memorial donations and gift…

Family Discounts

Tours and Classes Museum tours are a great way to learn about the history of farming, ranching, and rural life in New Mexico. Enhance your visit by experiencing the Museum’s exciting exhibits, live animals, and demonstrations with one of the Museum’s specially-trained docents. School…

Heart of the Desert Discounts

Be sure to come and visit the Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines in the Museum’s lobby for your gifts and snacks.  They have a wide variety of items to choose from at a reasonable price. Don’t forget that if you join the Friends you will receive an extra 10% off your purchases by showing your membership card.  Only available exclusively in store for Friends members at our Museum!