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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. 

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

World War I Exhibit Opening
Come to the Museum for the opening of our latest exhibit on World War I on Flag Day, June 14, 2017. The festivities will start at 4pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegience, patriotic songs and ribbon cutting. Meatless and wheatless refreshments will be served until 6pm. Admission is free, donations are always welcome.

History La Plata 2017
Download a copy or read online the latest edition of History La Plata, focusing on World War I. Extra print copies are available at the museum.

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!


Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.
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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