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No visit to the Animas Museum would be complete without a stop in our store. The museum store features a wide variety of merchandise from Navajo Rugs and Puebloan pottery, to rare books. You are sure to find something for yourself and everyone on your list and to support the museum and the historical society.


We welcome donations of artifacts, documents, and photos that are in keeping with our mission. Items must have a connection to La Plata County. It is best if they tell an interesting story about La Plata county places, residents or events. Once an item is accepted into our permanent collection we assume responsibility for its care forever. This can be an expensive prospect. Please consider a monetary donation along with the item. Items may also be accepted for inclusion in our education collection. These items may be handled by students, or used. Please download and read this brochure for more information then call (970)259-2402 to discuuss a potential donation.

The La Plata County Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations to this organization are tax deductible. Cash donations may be directed to the general fund or may be specified to be used in the storage and preservation of collections, the building fund, the endowment fund, or the Generations Research Library project. Click on the PayPal button below to donate

The La Plata County Historical Society's Form 990 is posted herein .pdf format. A program such as Adobe Acrobat is required to read it.

From its inception, the Animas Museum has depended on volunteers. Even today, with three paid employees, they are an essential part of operations and programs. The following volunteer opportunities are available. To learn more, call the Museum.

  • Dedicated and detail-oriented volunteers are needed to help process a variety of interesting objects, artifacts, photos and papers that have been donated to the Permanent Collections.
  • The Museum needs volunteers to greet and assist museum visitors, sell items in the museum store, help with research, and perform other office-related tasks.
  • The gardeners who maintain the Museum's award-winning gardens could use more help, and you may choose your own hours once they show you what needs to be done.
  • For people who have special skills and can't volunteer on a regular basis, we can always use help with specific jobs such as constructing exhibit modules, painting, and so on.

3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
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Adults: $5.00
Seniors 65+: $4.00
Children 7-12: $2.00
Members and Children
6 and under: FREE
May - October:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
November - April:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
P.O. Box 3384
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 259-2402
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