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Become a Junior Curator

While the Museum is closed to the public, visit our online exhibits. From there you can download a copy of the online amateur curator sheet and test your knowledge.


History Trunks

We have developed a set of history trunks that may be checked out by local educators to enhance the teaching experience. When the Museum re-opens, History Trunks may be checked out for two weeks at a time. There is no charge for Durango 9R schools and a $5 charge for others. Click on the links below for more information. Conatact us via email if you would be interested in a history trunk webinar via Zoom.

The History Trunk Program was made possible by a grant from the City of Durango's Community Support Fund.

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School Visits

Panorama of Joy Cabin

When the Museum reopens, the La Plata County Historical Society will again be pleased to invite your class or group to visit the Animas Museum. Lead by our experienced docents, your students will step back in time as they walk through the door! Your visit will begin in our restored classroom in the historic Animas City School built in 1905.

In the meantime, click here to visit the Joy Cabin virtually, the oldest surviving structure in Durango where you will learn about life in a log cabin in the 1870s and 1880s. You can also virtually visit the Peterson House, also on the Museum property, which shows what life in Durango was like during the 1930s.

Contact us via email if you are interested in pre-recorded video tours or webinars via Zoom.