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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Empire Ranch Founding

2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Empire Ranch. Click here to view a chronology that documents the events that led to the establishment of the Empire Ranch.

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Become an ERF Docent!

Are you interested in learning more about the Empire Ranch and sharing your knowledge with visitors to the Empire Ranch? Then join us for the next Empire Ranch Foundation Docent Training Class on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

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A Classic Movie for a Classic Cause

Don’t miss the 6th annual Western Movies at The Loft on August 10th featuring Westward the Women!

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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 June 25, 2016 at the Empire Ranch.

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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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Empire Ranch Founding

2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Empire Ranch.  Click here to view a chronology that tells the story that led to the establishment of the Empire Ranch when Walter Lennox Vail (age 24) and Herbert R. Hislop (age 23) purchased a 160 acre homestead in Southeastern Arizona.  The information recounted comes primarily from letters Continue Reading »

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Become an ERF Docent!

Are you interested in learning more about the Empire Ranch and sharing your knowledge with visitors to the Empire Ranch? Then join us for the next Empire Ranch Foundation Docent Training Class on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Volunteer docents conduct monthly tours of the Empire Ranch House that provide Continue Reading »

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A Classic Movie for a Classic Cause

Tickets are on sale now for the Thursday, Aug. 15 showing of the 1957 classic Western, “3:10 to Yuma,” starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.






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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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