Contributions and Service Opportunities at McFarland Living History Ranch
McFarland Ranch hasn't happened only at the will of the Galt Area Historical Society alone but through the volunteer
efforts, in terms of time and means, of many groups and individuals. We are grateful to all of the efforts that have brought
the ranch to its current state. Outlined below are some of the ways that you can contribute to the ranch.
The operation and renovation costs are mainly supported through the donations of individuals, businesses, and
organizations that see the benefit of the ranch in the community. Financial donations include Galt Area Historical
Society membership, funding through corporate foundations, estate contributions, one-time donations, and more. We are
a non-profit organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact us if you are interested in donating in this way.
Our community continues to provide the ranch with donations of items that enrich our efforts to manage and restore the ranch.
Many businesses donate supplies and equipment that help make specific events a success. Still others have donated period antiques
that bring the daily tasks and farming needs of the era to life.
We are always in need of equipment to manage a ranch, such as hoses and sprinklers, animal care supplies, farming
equipment and so forth.
Another way to participate is to Adopt a Room of the McFarland House as it nears completion. Please contact
us for more information on this exciting opportunity.
Regardless of your background or skills, the ranch will improve thanks to your efforts. Some individuals work with the ranch
director on the restoration process with everything from a simple caulk gun to find woodwork. Others help bring early California
history to life for the school children who visit the ranch each year. Still others help with gardening and landscaping. Docent
opportunities are always available. We'd love to have you join us in a variety of ways!
Come tour the ranch to see the various Boy Scout
Eagle projects that have left a dramatic, lasting impression on this glimpse at the past –
windmills, outbuildings, flagpole and more. We invite young men preparing to complete their
BSA Eagle project to serve their community
at McFarland Living History Ranch. We'd love to hear some of your ideas or share with you some of ours.
Other community groups
Many community such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, FFA, church groups, Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, VFW among many others have provided
countless hours of service, accomplishing tasks both great and small that that have left a lasting impression on the ranch.
The ranch is what it is today only at the effort of volunteer service. We are always in need of your help. Please
contact us for a fun day or lifetime of service at McFarland Ranch!