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Be a Steward of History and of the Environment. Contribute.
We are in the business of creating and preserving memories. You leave a legacy for the future when you contribute. You can help us grow and reach a wider audience. Join us now and help turn the vision into reality. The Miles Ranch Foundation is a Nebraska non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. With a timeline spanning over 160 years, the Miles Ranch played an important role, often overlooked or forgotten, in the formation of Richardson County, the state of Nebraska, and the American West. Your contribution to the Miles Ranch Foundation helps to ensure future generations will learn about the Miles Ranch. Together we can meet our current artifact preservation and educational goals. The Miles Ranch Foundation is a rich resource to our community. It aspires to provide historical, educational, and recreational experiences. Our primary goal is to build an Education and Visitor Center to house various artifacts related to the history of the Miles Ranch, the Miles Family, and the other families who have lived and/or worked at the Ranch.
Our vision is to have the Visitor Center also become an educational resource in the areas of 19th and Early 20th Century Farming and Ranching, the Overland Trail, Freighting, Mail Transport, Stagecoach Transportation, Frontier Life and Early Banking in the American West. This vision will attract much needed tourism to Richardson County and greatly benefit our communities.
Additionally, the Education and Visitor Center will promote agricultural and environmental stewardship to inspire people to use principles and practices of sustainability in agriculture and everyday life. This will be achieved by offering workshops, field days, presentations, community forums and guided tours covering topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to green living.
Planning and fundraising are underway to purchase land for construction of the Education and Visitor Center. The Visitor Center will contain offices, ADA compliant restrooms, display/exhibit space, and climate controlled storage for our growing collections, as well as a meeting /art gallery space. The visitor center will be approximately 10,000 square feet and its appearance will be compatible with a 19th century structure. The facility will be eco-friendly and dedicated to producing a minimal carbon footprint.
In time, and with your help, the Miles Ranch Foundation hopes to develop a small model farm and ranch operation devoted, in its entirety, to sustainable farming and ranching practices. Said operation shall serve as a hands-on educational resource for the youth, general public, and future generations. Core pioneer values of faith, integrity, hard work, perseverance, discipline, kindness, and mutual respect will be observed in all aspects of the operation as key elements in building strong character and strong communities.
Please consider supporting the Miles Ranch Foundation. Make your donation today. No contribution is too small. Individual and corporate donations are an important part of our annual budget.
Please mail your contribution, made payable to Miles Ranch Foundation, to the following address:
1701 Stone Street
Falls City, Nebraska 68355.
The Miles Ranch Foundation is a Nebraska non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status under section 50l (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax ID #46-5345288.
Become Part of the Miles Ranch Family
The Miles Ranch Foundation is a very small non-profit organization with a big mission. The Foundation has no paid staff and depends on its volunteers. If you are looking for an exciting and interesting way to make a difference, consider a volunteer position at the Miles Ranch Foundation. You can meet new people and learn new skills while preserving history and protecting the environment. You can volunteer as little or as much as your schedule allows. No experience is necessary. The only requirement is a positive attitude. As we grow, we will need all the help we can get!
Business Friends of the Miles Ranch Foundation
The Miles Ranch Foundation offers several Executive Sponsorship levels as an easy way to get involved while promoting your business. Contact us for details.
Gifts made to the Miles Ranch Foundation through a will or trust are sincerely appreciated for the financial reinforcement they provide. You can add a codicil to your present will or make an amendment to your present trust instrument. If you add the Miles Ranch Foundation to your will or trust agreement, please notify us, so we may recognize you as a member of the Foundation’s Legacy Circle.
Feel free to Contact Us for more information or to discuss planned giving with the Miles Ranch Foundation.