Museums in Las Cruces - Art & History in Las Cruces
Monument and Museums in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Something for EveryoneWhether it's art, history or natural beauty that draws you in, Las Cruces has something to love. Learn more about Las Cruces museums and monuments.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Trace 3,000 years of farming and ranching history at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Exhibits touch on such topics as agricultural heritage, livestock, the evolution of farming and ranching equipment and techniques, and distinct industries to New Mexico such as dairy, beef, and sheep. Visit www.frhm.org
Fort Selden State Monument
Fort Selden was established in 1865. The fort was a safe haven on the Rio Grande that housed U.S. Infantry and Calvary units assigned to protect the surrounding Mesilla Valley from Apache Indians and outlaws. Fort Selden was abandoned in 1891. Today, Fort Selden features adobe ruins and exhibits that explain the connection between military and frontier living during the era of Fort Selden. Visit www.nmmonuments.org/inst.php?inst=10.
White Sands National Monument
Considered a natural wonder, White Sands National Monument is the largest gypsum dune field in the world covering a vast space of 275 square miles. A variety of interesting visitor programs are offered throughout the year at White Sands National Monument such as ranger programs, interpretive programs, stargazing, sledding, photography and painting classes, and hiking. Visit www.nps.gov/whsa.
Las Cruces Museum of Art
View the dazzling collection of contemporary art at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The museum features over 4,000 square feet of gallery space housing myriad exhibits, including traveling, invitational, juried, international and national. The museum also offers an extensive calendar of events to include lectures, guided museum tours, musical performances, and art classes for students of all ages and media. Admission to the Las Cruces Museum of Art is free. Visit www.las-cruces.org/museums.
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