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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

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters. Volunteer Days for hands-on preservation activities at the ranch are held generally on the third Saturday of February, April, June, August, and October.  Join us for the next Volunteer Day on  Saturday, February 20th from 8am to 2 pm to help us get ready for the Roundup. To volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Opportunities Form, and we will contact you with more details!

Post updated 11/1/2015

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 here to register for the ride.  Click here to view photos of the 2015 Trail Ride.

Posted 1/19/2016
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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

Help Us With a Year-End Gift

The Empire Ranch is an Arizona historic treasure.  With the support of our members we are able to preserve the Empire Ranch legacy for future generations.  Please help with a year-end contribution.  If you’ve already renewed your membership, this donation will be added to your existing membership level.

To make a contribution, click here. Or call 888-364-2829 to process your donation by phone. To learn more about ongoing events at the Empire Ranch, read the November 2015 Newsletter.

Posted 12/8/2015
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Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale

In 2016 the Foundation’s new event, From 1880’s to Steampunk is substituting for the 2016 Western Art Show and Sale. We are taking this year to retool a wonderful event and make it even better. So, don’t be discouraged, we will be working on bringing the Empire 100 back in 2017.

Posted 12/8/2015

Empire Ambassadors

We invite ERF members to become part of an exciting new program at the Empire Ranch by joining the Empire Ambassadors.  Ambassadors are a cadre of volunteers who come out to the Empire Ranch on a weekend day, open the Visitor Contact Center, greet visitors, promote upcoming events and the Empire Ranch Foundation, and do some general housekeeping and grounds maintenance.

Your involvement can be as often as you like, one day every month or one day a couple of times a year.  Our goal is to have Ambassadors on site every Saturday and Sunday when there are no other activities schedules.  To register your interest or obtain more information send an email to admin@empireranchfoundation.org or call us at 888-364-2829.

Posted 9/8/2015
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Roundup & Open House

The 15th Annual Roundup and Open House on Saturday, November 7, 2015 was a wonderful celebration of Cowboy Life at the Empire Ranch. Click here to view the final program.   Click here to see photos of the day’s activities.

Updated 11/8/2015
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