The Animas Museum is owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, whose directors and staff have transformed the 1904 Animas City School  building into a charming local history museum.
The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives. 
Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8
Durango Heritage Celebration Weekend!  On Friday, October 7,  visit the museum to see two spectacular old west movies filmed in the Durango Area.  Colorado Territory will be show at 10am and A Ticket to Tomahawk will be shown at 1pm. No charge, but donations are always welcome.  Visit their website to learn more about the weekend activities. 
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Third Annual Wool and Fiber Festival! Come to the museum to see demonstrations of carding and spinning. Join a natural dyeing workshop. Meet and learn about alpacas. Shop with local vendors. 10am until 3pm.

For the latest on activities and events at the museum, please check here or on our Facebook page.

The mission of the La Plata County Historical Society is to keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations.

Please support the museum by donating today!


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Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.
3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
Click Here for Map
Adults: $4.00
Seniors 65+: $3.00
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
via email