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The Animas Museum

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. Sample some of our photo collection here then visit the museum to see more.

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

Learn more about our latest exhibit "Seasons of the Sheep" here.

Download the 2014 Annual Report here in PDF format. The Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition will be held at the museum on Tuesday, Noember 18th at 5pm.


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 suppport the museum by donating today!

The 2014 Annual Campaign is on...

The Animas Museum is keeping its doors open through private donations. The focus of this 2014 campaign is to begin replacing annually the $32,000 we received yearly from our local governments. The only way we can restore this financial loss is through your support.

Panorama of the Joy Cabin

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