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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.


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. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


image of the cemetery

Second Saturday Webinar Series, Saturday August 13, at 1pm on Zoom, "Virtual Tour of the Animas City Cemetery" Join local historians Charles DiFerdinando and Susan Jones to learn about the Animas City Cemetery. There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required. Register here.

image of children playing at a school

Families are invited to the Museum on Saturday, August 27th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to enjoy old fashioned games as another school year begins. There will be hopscotch, jacks, and jumpropes with rhymes from days gone by.

Second Saturday Webinar Series, Saturday September 10 at 1pm on Zoom, "Coal: The Other Black Gold." Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the importance of coal in the development of Durango and La Plata County. There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required. Register here.

This webinar is part of the Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable's History Live! events. Learn more about other participating events at their website 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 interpretors 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

September:

  • 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

October:

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

November:

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

December:

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


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