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.

Legacy Day 2016

Legacy Day 2016

On May 4th Elgin School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their teachers arrived at the Empire Ranch to learn about Arizona’s rich ranching heritage.

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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.

Legacy Day 2016

Legacy Day 2016

On May 4th Elgin School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their teachers arrived at the Empire Ranch to learn about Arizona’s rich ranching heritage. This year’s instructional sessions included horsehair braiding, roping, adobe repair, range management, and horse care. A hearty lunch of brisket, tortillas and beans was served. Click here to view photos of Legacy Day activities. Published 5/11/2016

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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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