Annual Campaign 2023

Montage of images from the Animas Museum's year.

History can be inspiringly beautiful, and history can be ugly but every his/her/their story is a part of who we are as individuals and as a community.

The Animas Museum shows it all in authentic and meaningful, images, exhibits, webinars and events. We hope you will support our efforts to help everyone see the history of La Plata County as a living path to the future. We help people find their roots researching their history. Our events and exhibits encourage people to experience history. Classroom outreach helps students hone thinking skills. Historical knowledge allows us to see the diversity of the past, accepting change for the future and bringing a stronger sense of community.

Your tax deductible gift to the Animas Museum ensures the Museum can continue to offer dynamic exhibits, events and programs in addition to protecting the valuable collections, artifacts, and the research library.

You can donate via Colorado Gives all year long.

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November 1st is the kick-off for Colorado Gives! A generous donor has already pledged a significant gift to support the Animas Museum, won't you help?

About Us

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.

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

Click here to join the La Plata County Historical Society

Visit our online exhibits.

Register for upcoming webinars.

View our past events online.

Click here to become a member of the La Plata County Historical Society!

Thanks to Alpine Bank for their support creating this video.

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Thanks to our sponsors for helping to share and preserve
La Plata County history!

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