Cant Ranch Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Event

A three-story white building with wrap around porch sits on a green lawn on a sunny spring day. The lilac trees is in bloom with violet flowers.

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News Release Date: October 6, 2017

Come join us at the Cant Ranch Historic Home and Museum on Saturday, November 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an open house harvest celebration and volunteer recruitment event.

The Cant Ranch is located in the Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and is an intact example of a successful, early 20th century ranch within the John Day River Valley.

The staff at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument would like to see the Cant Ranch open more often, but we need community help to make this happen. Please consider becoming a volunteer for John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

On Nov. 4th, we welcome you to learn more about volunteer opportunities within our national park. So come have a glimpse at historic ranch life in Central Oregon, and take this opportunity to step back into a world of hard work, challenges, and rewards at the Cant Ranch Historic Home and Museum. This is a family friendly event which includes a tour of the ranch, carding and spinning wool demonstrations, and cider pressing with light refreshments. The tour is limited to twenty people and will occur on mostly level ground.

“We get asked almost daily if the Cant Ranch Historic Home and Museum is open for public viewing. We’re asking for your help to make that happen,” says Acting Superintendent Chris Collins. “When you volunteer, you’ll get a chance to learn more about this slice of history while working in a beautiful, historic ranch. You’ll also get to meet people from all over the country and world as you embark on an exciting opportunity as a volunteer with the National Park Service.”

Want to learn more? Come see us on Nov. 4th or call (541) 987-2333 or e-mail us

Last updated: October 13, 2017

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