Become a Junior Curator

Print out the Junior Curator Worksheet for your age group and then visit the Animas Museum to discover the answers.

School Visits

Panorama of Joy Cabin

The La Plata County Historical Society is pleased to invite your class or group to visit the Animas Museum. Lead by our experienced docents, your students will step back in time as they walk through the door! Your visit will begin in our restored classroom in the historic Animas City School built in 1905. Next stop is the Joy Cabin, the oldest surviving structure in Durango where you will learn about life in a log cabin in the 1870s and 1880s. The Peterson House, also on the Museum property, shows what life in Durango was like during the 1930s. Then, your students can participate in our Junior Curator Program as they explore exhibits in the main museum building.

Please call the museum at 259-2402 for scheduling and more information.

History Trunks

We have developed a set of history trunks that may be checked out by local educators to enhance the teaching experience. Trunks may be checked out for two weeks at a time. There is no charge for Durango 9R schools and a $5 charge for others. (Late fees are $2 per day for all.) Click on the links below for more information and to sign up.