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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.

Looking for our recorded webinars and events? Click here!

Did you miss our Whistle Stop Campaign Speech by Senator Henry Teller in September? Watch the video here.

Upcoming Events

The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm until 4pm.

Image of Olga Little on truck loading supplies on burros

In honor of Women's History Month, Let's Talk Little. Olga Little that is. Olga Schaaf Little was a renowned jack packer. She saved animals, mines and men. For thirty years she led her burro team with much needed supplies into the La Plata Mountain mines and brought out silver and gold ore, often where men dared not go. Gay Kiene from the Animas Museum will share Olga’s adventurous story. You can view the recording here.

Gay Kiene will reprise this talk in person only at the Durango Public Library on March 29th at 5:30 p.m.

Image of Rosie the Riveter

March 21st is Rosie the Riveter Day and we will be celebrating with a pop-up exhibit. Come by the Museum on Saturday, March 25th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the "grand opening." We'll be serving coffee and doughnuts in the morning.

Second Saturday Series Seminar, on Zoom only, April 8th at 1 p.m. Topic to be announced.

Image of Bears Ears book cover

Dr. Andrew Gulliford will be speaking at the Museum on Saturday, April 29th at 1 p.m. on his newest book "Bears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and Resistance." Copies will be available for purchase. This will be an in-person only event.

Image of book cover

Second Saturday Series Seminar, on Zoom only, Saturday, May 13th at 1 p.m. Durango's Citizen of the Year Gaige Sippy will be joining us on Zoom only for a history of the Ironhorse Bicycle Classic.

Second Saturday Series Seminar, Saturday June 10th at 1 p.m. Historian John Steinle will be joining us on Zoom to discuss his newest book "Colorado in the Civil War." We will set up a screen at the Museum to view the presentation.

Image of bowl of ice cream

Save the date, Sunday, July 30th, for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social at The Gable House, 805 E. 5th Ave. More details to follow.

The Buffalo Soldiers are returning to Animas City! More details to follow, this will be part of History Live! month on the weekend of September 15th.

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