New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Working the land has been a key ingredient in the cultural mosaic of New Mexico for than 1,000 years, uniquely blending farming and ranching methods from Indian, Spanish, and Anglo cultures. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces applauds the important roles that ranching and farming have played in the development of the Southwest.

The Museum celebrates the 3,000-year agricultural story of New Mexico... from the first farmers in their rustic pithouses more than 1,200 years ago to the modern-day technology which is helping to make New Mexico a leader in the dairy industry.

Located on Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, within a half mile of Interstate 25, the Museum enjoys a dramatic view of the jagged peaks of the Organ Mountains to the east. The complex occupies a site with a living, working farm and ranch, coupled with a dramatic, Spanish hacienda-style building for display and exhibition.

The new Museum's goal is ambitious...to welcome visitors who can remember agricultural roots as well as to set the stage for younger, urban generations who never had the opportunity to experience a rural homecoming.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 522-4100, fax (575) 522-3085

http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Admission Fees Adults $5.00, Children 5-17 $2.00