Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

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1880’s to Steampunk

“From 1880’s to Steampunk” on January 30, 2016 at the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town in Tucson was a great success!

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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and preserve the Empire Ranch. Join us for the next Volunteer Day on February 20, 2016 at the Empire Ranch.

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Spring Trail Ride

Come ride with us on Saturday, April 2, 2016!

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New Roof for Feed Barn

The work of replacing the roof on the Feed Barn is finished!

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Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

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1880’s to Steampunk

What a great time we all had – dancing, gambling, eating, drinking, auctioning and just plain FUN!!! Thank you to all who attended  “From 1880’s to Steampunk” on January 30, 2016 at the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town in Tucson.  Click here to view photos of the evening.   Updated 2/3/2016

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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and restore the Empire Ranch. Join us Saturday, Aug 10 at the Empire Ranch.






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Spring Trail Ride

Join us for the 2016 Trail Ride on Saturday, April 2nd!  Ride through the spectacular scenery of Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Choose a morning or an afternoon ride or both! A casual cowboy grill at noon is served between the two rides. Join us for the trail ride, or just the lunch & activities!  Click Continue Reading »

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New Roof for Feed Barn

The work of replacing the roof on the Feed Barn/Mechanic’s Shed is finished!  The repairs and reconstruction includes hidden reinforcements to improve structural stability of the roof and walls overall and to provide adequate strength to support the large rolling door. To learn more about this project consult the November 2015 Newsletter. Updated 1/19/2016

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