Empire Grange No. 148 building viewed from Mulberry St.
Empire Grange No. 148 building viewed from Mulberry St.

If you are looking for an event space venue to rent in Fort Collins, Colorado for your community or private group gathering, the Empire Grange No. 148 offers rentals of our hall on a weekly or other regular basis. In addition, our hall is also available to rent for one-time events, such as dances, performances, meetings, and mellow parties. Please see details and availability on our Rental page.

The Empire Grange No. 148 is a community-level membership of the nonprofit organization National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, commonly know as the Grange. Rooted in agricultural advocacy and the preservation and promotion of democracy for rural communities, the Grange still continues its mission today. The Empire Grange, founded in 1904 in a farming town, Fort Collins, Colorado.

The building that we use today as an event space for social gathering in Fort Collins, Colorado was dedicated in July 1912 after its construction using donated bricks and volunteer labor. This historic building now provides a place for the arts and for community activities. It is a gathering place for diverse groups. Part of the Empire Grange No. 148’s mission is to manage this historic building. To this end, we strive to do this in a fair and equitable manner and to maintain our organization’s financial health as well as the building’s physical health. Our goal remains that this building continues to serve as a gathering space for the Fort Collins and surrounding communities for many years to come.

Events at the Empire Grange Hall

History of the Empire Grange

When: February 10th, 2024, 1 pm.
Where: Empire Grange, 2306 W. Mulberry, Fort Collins.

This event is free and open to the public
Join Historic Larimer County and the Empire Grange at 1 pm on Saturday, February 10, at the Empire Grange (2306 W. Mulberry, Fort Collins) to learn about the history and preservation of the Empire Grange building. Lyn Devers Iannuzzi, whose ancestors were deeply involved with the formation and construction of the grange, will share the history of the site. Present-day grangers will join in, explaining how the building is used today as well as what rehabilitation work has been done on the property to keep it in good shape.

Community granges have been an important part of Larimer County history since the late 1800s.  A “grange” is a bit like a “church” in that the word is often used to refer both to the building and the organization/people that own and use the building. Both the Grange organization and the structure that houses it have played a role in our local history.

This talk is free and open to the public, so if you’ve always wondered about the history of the grange or what goes on in the building today, this is your chance to come and learn more.

Typically the Empire Grange does not sponsor events, but you can check out the public events some of the groups who rent space at the Empire Grange Hall host. Please verify with the organizer’s contact/web/social that an event has not been cancelled for the day.

Up this week: (See the full events calendar here)

Historic construction of the Empire Grange building, 1911
Historic construction of the Empire Grange building, 1911