Sponsor a Building

Build Sponsorship Opportunity 

O’Keefe Ranch is fighting to stay alive through COVID and wants to thrive going forward. The bottom line is - the buildings located at the O'Keefe Ranch require ongoing maintenance. The goal of this program is to provide continued support for the preservation and upkeep of the building of the sponsors choice.  

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor a building!

There are several buildings to pick from listed below:  

Log house

The log house was constructed in approximately 1875. This was the first home to the O’Keefe family, and they lived in it from 1876-1886. In 1896 the log home was moved from the front of the mansion to its present location. After the move the log home was used as a place for ranch hands to live. 

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Log Home!

O’Keefe Mansion

The O’Keefe mansion was constructed in three phases. The original house was built in 1886 and connected to the log house. In 1896 the log house was moved so that the second addition could be added to the house. This addition contained a dining room and kitchen with a full basement beneath and four bedrooms. The last phase was in 1900, when a single story added to the rear of the house, and included a kitchen area, a dining area and a wash up area. Electricity was added in 1947, and hot water in 1910.  

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the O'Keefe Mansion!

St. Anne’s Church

St. Anne’s church was constructed in a Carpenter Gothic style in 1889 and has remained virtually unchanged since. All items inside the Church are original, the pews, statues, altar furnishing, vestments and pump organ all remain in the building.  

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor St. Anne's Church!

Cowboy Bunk House

The Cowboy bunk house was constructed in 1941 for the Ford family by Don McCartney. Mr. and Mrs. Ford and their son lived in the house. In the 1980s it was modified to depict a typical ranch bunkhouse.

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Cowboy Bunk House!

Greenhow Museum

The foundation for the Greenhow Museum was built in 1893 for the Greenhow house. The Greenhow house was burnt down in a fire and re-built in 1941 with significant changes made to it. 

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Greenhow Museum!

General Store

The General store was constructed in 1965 primarily out of salvaged lumber form O’Keefe Ranch buildings that had been demolished.  

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the General Store!

Blacksmith Shop

The Blacksmith shop was constructed in 1965 out of limber salvaged from other O’Keefe Ranch buildings that were torn down, including the original ranch blacksmith shop that stood to the east of the present bend in the highway and had been torn down in 1952.  The shop also contains the bricks, the anvil and the bellows from the original forge.  

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Blacksmith Shop!

Chinese Cooks House 

This is where the Chinese cooks for the Greenhow and O’Keefe family would live.

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Chinese Cooks House!

Meat and Dairy House

The Meat and Dairy house are two separate buildings and both date to late 1800’s. The dairy part of the building was used for the storage of dairy products and other perishables. The Meat house would house ice blocks cut from nearby Swan Lake. These ice blocks would be used to provide cooling for the meat stored in the building.

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Meat and Dairy House!

Schubert House 

The Schubert house was constructed for Augustus Schubert Jr. in 1890 and was located on his land just north of Otter Lake. It was moved to the O’Keefe Ranch in 1989. 

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Schubert House

Balmoral School House

The Balmoral School was constructed in 1912 and originally located at Balmoral, a small community northwest of Salmon Arm. In 1951 the school as closed when the consolidation of the Salmon Arm school district took place. The building was moved to O’Keefe Ranch in 1990 and restoration began in 1994. 

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Balmoral School House!

Chicken Coop 

Story has it that Cornelius O'Keefe and Thomas Greenhow lived in this  building when they first settled their ranch's on this land.Today this building is home to chicken and other birds. 

Yes, I would like to make a donation to sponsor the Chicken Coop!