Second Saturday Webinar Series, recorded Saturday September 10 at 1pm on Zoom, "Coal: The Other Black Gold." Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the importance of coal in the development of Durango and La Plata County. A link to the recording may be found here.
Join local historians Susan Jones and Charles DiFerdinando for a virtual tour of the Animas City Cemetery. A link to the recording may be found here.
Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the July fire that changed Durango's history. A link to the recording may be found here.
If you missed Danny Pierce's talk about his father Thomas Guthrie Pierce at the Museum on April 30, you can watch it here on Youtube.
In conjunction with the 50th "golden" anniversary of the La Plata County Historical Society, Charles DiFerdinando explored the early Gold Rush to the La Plata Mountains in a two part webinar.
The videos of part 1 and 2 can be viewed here.
The video for "Quilts: 1885 - 1920" with Patricia Joy is available here.
Dr. John Boyd, historian for St. Mark's Episcopal Church presented his talk "The Banker's of St. Mark's Church" in two parts. The video is available here.
For our November webinar, Judith Reynolds told the story of Gustaf Nordenski⍥ld, the young Swedish scientist who in 1893 published the first serious study of "The Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde" and who was erroneously referred to as a 'Baron' in the controversial summer of 1891. Watch the video here.
The graphic above is a double portrait of Gustaf Nordenski⍥ld: Left 1895 (Stockholm) and 1891 (Durango, CO, by Frank Gonner) with GN's letter of July 23, 1891 superimposed. Graphic by J. Reynolds.
Take a virtual tour of Animas City, the topic of our October webinar. View the video here.
Scenes from our Live! event on September 25th.
If you missed Dr. Andrew Gulliford's talk about his book The Woolly West at our Animas Museum Live! event, you can listen to it here The Sheep and Cattle Wars.
Our September webinar took a look at the photography of Frank Gonner told by his granddaughter Kathy Gibson. The recording can be viewed here.
Historian John Steinle, author of a new book on the 1893 Silver Panic spoke about how the crash affected Colorado and La Plata County. Watch a video of the talk here.
Durango Police, members and locals including Bear dropped by the Museum for social distancing and ice cream on National Night Out.
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.
Our first in-person event was held at the Museum on June 12. It was a Members Only event to celebrate the June 1901 wedding of Zaidee Rockwood to Clayton Perkins. Learn more about Zaidee's dress here.
The Animas Museum Team at the Durango Chamber of Commerce's Girls Gone Golfing event, May 2021.
Our May webinar featured Police Historian Sharon Greve telling stories from the 140 year history of the Durango Police Department. You can view that here.
If you missed our April webinar on Tom Graden, you can view that here.
If you missed our March webinar on Hattie Mashburn and Bessie Rivers, you can view that video here.
If you missed "A Little Bit of History and Valentine's Fun" you can watch the video here.
If you missed our first Second Saturday Seminar on Zoom, A Log Cabin Christmas, you can watch the video here.
You can still visit our Virtual Halloween Party! Click on the image below:
Jerry Day speaking about the history of the K-36 locomotives at the Animas Museum.
Charles DiFerdinando speaking about the Buffalo Soldiers at Ft. Lewis. Durango Craft Spirits Distillery Tour
The Joy Cabin at night, during the Christmas Bazaar.
Shane Voss, principal of Mountain Middle Schools, rings the Animas Museum's bell at 11am on Veteran's Day as the school's students look on.
Dedication of National Register Plaque, October 30.
Loisa Bass headstone, installed October 8, 2019.