The Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the mission of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

The Friends support the Museum by:

  • Raising funds
  • Accepting gifts
  • Donating time
  • Donating materials
  • Accepting and maintaining endowments

Funds raised enable the Museum to carry out programs including living history and education programs such as tours, classes, summer camps, and outreach.

The Friends assist the Museum through membership as well as other forms of donation, including memorial gifts.

The Friends help make possible the Museum’s preservation of the farming and ranching heritage of New Mexico.

The Friends organize Museum  Rocks, an annual, February event. Read more about that event here.

Friends of the NMFRHM Board

President Steve Loring

Vice President Vacant

Secretary Jean Olson

Treasurer Sandy Kostelecky

Director Russell Tether

Director Stan Morgan

Director Vacant

Who Are We?

Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization that works in support of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. We are located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether it’s the sunny summer or cozy winter, our outdoor activities are ready for those dressed appropriately for the season! Family, friends, and even neighbors can join the fun. Read more

Share on Social Media

Snap pictures and share your engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences on social media! Use the hashtag #nmfarmandranch on Instagram. Remember that the livestock barns close at 4 p.m., so get your cattle pictures early!

Navigating the Museum

NM Farm & Ranch is proudly accessible to all visitors requiring mobility assistance via our handicap parking, visitor drop off with automatic doors (west side/front entrance), accessible restrooms, available wheelchairs and ramps — all on one floor. Read more

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!