Officials with the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces announced that they are again participating in the national Blue Star Museum program.
The program, which is managed by the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, provides free admission to U.S. active military members and their families to hundreds of museums across the country. The program runs from May 15 through September 6.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), or DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
The Farm & Ranch Museum, part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The 47-acre facility features livestock, including cattle, horses, and sheep, as well as indoor and outdoor exhibits.
A current featured exhibit is called Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets, sharing the story of the creation of White Sands Missile Range.
The Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. For more information, please call (575) 522-4100