Visit our new online exhibits.
We are working towards reopening!
Our first in-person event will be held at the Museum on June 12. It is a Members Only event--you must be a member to attend! You can join now or at the door. This afternoon outdoor event will celebrate the June 1901 wedding of Zaidee Rockwood to Clayton Perkins. Learn more about Zaidee's dress here.
Mark Your Calendars for Our Online Events
June 12: History La Plata will be available in the weekend edition of The Durango Herald.
May 3rd: Birthday Party for Otto Mears, online exhibit
May 11: The La Plata County Historic Preservation Commission (not the Historical Soceity) held their annual driving tour this year via Zoom. You can see the recording at Annual Driving Tour.
- July: Learn about the Great Fire of 1889. Watch for our walking tour brochure.
- 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. More details to follow.
- August 10th: National Night Out. Social distancing and ice cream outside 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.