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The Animas Museum will be closed until further notice.

This is not a decision we have made lightly. However, due to recent events we have decided to make this decision for the public good. In 1918, the Animas City School shut its doors for a time amid the influenza outbreak that ravaged our area. A century later we have taken these lessons to heart, and are now taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of locals and visitors alike by trying to curb the spread of this new disease to our country before it becomes a major issue. We will update this website when we are able to re-open safely.

In the meantime, visit our new online exhibits.

All Events Postponed Until Further Notice!

Call the Museum to check regarding cancellations.

Distillery Tour & History Talk Series

Flyer for Distillery Tour & History Talk Series

Tacoma Train

Tacoma Train 2020

(Please note that we will not be able to tour the power plant building, but will be able to explore the grounds.)

Mark Your Calendars

More details to come...

  • April 25-- Distillery Tour & History Talk
  • May 3-- Member's Only, Birthday Party for Otto Mears
  • May -- Distillery Tour & History Talk
  • June -- Jerry Day talk
  • July -- Gem Show
  • August 22-- Community Heritage Dinner
  • September 19-- Animas Museum LIVE!
  • October -- Jerry Day talk
  • December -- Holiday Bazaar

Past Events

Jerry Day speaking at the Animas Museum

Jerry Day speaking about the history of the K-36 locomotives at the Animas Museum.

Charles DiFerdinando speaking at Durango Craft Spirits

Charles DiFerdinando speaking about the Buffalo Soldiers at Ft. Lewis. Durango Craft Spirits Distillery Tour

Support Local History

Joy Cabin at night, Christmas Bazaar 2019.

The Joy Cabin at night, during the Christmas Bazaar.

Small sample of the goods on offer at the 2019 Christmas Bazaar.

Bells of Peace

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 PlaqueDedication of National Register Plaque, October 30.

Loisa Bass HeadstoneLoisa Bass headstone, installed October 8, 2019.