Visit our online exhibits.

Learn about the Great Fire of 1889

Download a device friendly copy of the walking tour here or a printable version of the pdf here.

Click here for past events, photographs, and recorded webinars.

Upcoming Events

The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am until 3pm. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

History La Plata 2022 cover

History La Plata 2022 is here! Pickup a copy at the Museum or online here. View the recording of our webinar about it here.

image of flames over Durango

Second Saturday Webinar Series, Saturday July 9 at 1pm on Zoom, "The Great Fire of 1889." Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the July fire that changed Durango's history. There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required. Register here.

Upcoming Events for 2022


  • Quilt Day Open House at the Museum, August 6
  • Webinar — Virtual Tour of the Animas City Cemetery, August 13
  • Event — National Night Out/ Games Night and Games Day


  • History Live! all month
  • Webinar — Coal, the Other Black Gold, webinar, September 10th
  • Event — Henry Teller's Whistlestop Tour, at the D&SNGRR Depot, September 17th


  • Webinar — The Photographers of Early Durango, Octover 8th
  • October 14 - Ride the train to Cascade!


  • Webinar — TBD, 2nd Saturday
  • Annual Meeting 2nd Tuesday


  • Webinar — TBD, 2nd Saturday
  • Event –Christmas Gala

Click here for past events, photographs, and recorded webinars.