About Us

Join us by clicking here. Thanks to Alpine Bank for their support.

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.

Starting July 6th, our galleries will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm. If you are interested in doing research, please call the Museum at 970 259-2402 or send an email to info@animasmuseum.org to make an appointment.

We offer a variety of exhibits and programs online. Please contact us for assistance with access to our research library and photo archives at info@animasmuseum.org

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Learn about the Great Fire of 1889

Download a device friendly copy of the walking tour here or a printable version of the pdf here. You can also pick up a copy at the Durango Welcome Center (Main Ave. & 8th St.) or the Durango & Silverton Railroad Museum.

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The Animas Museum is honored that Alpine Bank has chosen us as their current community charity. With every one of your Alpine Bank Loyalty Visa Debit Card transactions, Alpine Bank will donate $.10 to localized community causes and charities that align with your passions and interest. Use your card, shop locally and make a difference.

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History La Plata is live!

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