Visit our new online exhibits.
Learn about the Great Fire of 1889
Our galleries will be open to the public starting July 6th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm.
Our first in-person event was held at the Museum on June 12. It was a Members Only event to celebrate the June 1901 wedding of Zaidee Rockwood to Clayton Perkins. Learn more about Zaidee's dress here.
Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Events
- August 3th: National Night Out. Social distancing and ice cream outside at the Museum. Drop by between 3:30 and 6pm.
- August 7th: Book Talk and Signing. Historian John Steinle, author of a new book on the 1893 Silver Panic will speak on this event that left its mark on our history in La Plata County in 1893. 1pm at the Museum.
- September 25th: History Live! Living history celebration at the Museum.
The Animas Museum Team at the Durango Chamber of Commerce's Girls Gone Golfing event, May 2021.
Our May webinar featured Police Historian Sharon Greve telling stories from the 140 year history of the Durango Police Department. Contact the Museum if you would like access to the video for $5.
If you missed our April webinar on Tom Graden, you can purchase a link to the video for $5 using the PayPal button below. We will email you a link by the next business day.
If you missed our March webinar on Hattie Mashburn and Bessie Rivers, you can purchase a link to the video for $5 using the PayPal button below. We will email you a link by the next business day.
If you missed "A Little Bit of History and Valentine's Fun" you can watch the video here.
If you missed our first Second Saturday Seminar on Zoom, A Log Cabin Christmas, you can watch the video here.
You can still visit our Virtual Halloween Party! Click on the image below:
Jerry Day speaking about the history of the K-36 locomotives at the Animas Museum.
Charles DiFerdinando speaking about the Buffalo Soldiers at Ft. Lewis. Durango Craft Spirits Distillery Tour
The Joy Cabin at night, during the Christmas Bazaar.
Shane Voss, principal of Mountain Middle Schools, rings the Animas Museum's bell at 11am on Veteran's Day as the school's students look on.
Dedication of National Register Plaque, October 30.
Loisa Bass headstone, installed October 8, 2019.