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 4pm and on Wednesdays from 1pm until 7pm.

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September is History Live! Month

The Animas Museum is proud to be part of the Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable.

Check out their website for a list of the events coming up this month.

Images of cabinet cards from Durango photographers

Join us on Zoom Saturday, October 8th at 1:30 p.m. to learn about the early photographers of Durango. The great-granddaughter of photographer Frank Gonner, Kathy Gibson will be joining us to share the stories of several other photographers who documented the landscape and the people who lived here. There is no charge for the webinar but registration is required. The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will recieve a link to the recording within 24 hours. You can register here.

image of the train on the Horseshoe Curve

Friday, October 14th experience a five hour ride in a classic railroad coach on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Cascade Canyon with historic interpreters providing narration about interesting points along the route. Departure is at 9:45 a.m. and return is at 3:00 p.m. Snacks and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch or buy lunch in the concession car. Seating is limited. Call the Museum at 970 259-2402 to make reservations or use the PayPal button below. Tickets are $100 each.

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Upcoming Events for 2022


  • November 5, in-person talk featuring Joanne Smith, author of "I Lived in the Rico Depot" at 1pm.
  • Second Saturday Series Webinar -- November 12 at 1pm on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad


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

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