Docent Training Program

Are you interested in learning more about the Empire Ranch and sharing your knowledge with visitors to the Empire Ranch?  Then sign up to become an ERF docent.  Docents conduct monthly Empire Ranch House tours that provide a general introduction to the history of the Empire Ranch, its buildings and its people. Each docent provides an average of four monthly tours annually.

Docent training classes are generally held once a year at Empire Ranch headquarters.  The initial class is six hours in length.  Upon completion of the class each docent receives individual tour training.

Please complete the form below if you would like to attend the next docent training class, scheduled for September 16, 2023 from 9 am to 2:30 pm.  

New docents are asked to complete the Docent Training session, and also to participate in home study, and individual practice/training. You will also be asked to give four tours annually. These tours may be special event tours, or tours as part of a special event: National Day of the Cowboy or Christmas at the Ranch. Please consider carefully whether you will be able to fulfill this commitment before completing this application.