Upcoming Events

The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm until 4pm.

red, white and blue, image of sailor in uniform

May 11th, Second Saturday Seminar Series, 1 p.m. As we prepare for this year’s edition of History La Plata, Front Lines to Home Front – La Plata County and WW II, we are finding too much fascinating information to fit in one publication. View the first video "Front Lines" here.

June 8th, Second Saturday Seminar Series, 1 p.m. Join us for the second part of a two part webinar focusing on the Home Front. Join us on Zoom or you can watch on the big screen in the classroom. There is no charge for the event which will be recorded. Register on Zoom here.

Oral Histories and Documentaries

collage of images of Buffalo Soldiers

It's live, Buffalo Soldiers: Return to Animas City The Video! If you missed the event or want to hear the story of the Buffalo Soldiers again, you can watch it now on our Youtube channel here.

Sketch of the Rico Depot with a shadow of a little girl

We are absolutely thrilled to release this oral history "I Lived in the Rico Depot" presented by life-long Colorado resident, Joanne Branson Smith. Joanne's earliest memories of childhood are of her adventures in and around the Denver Rio Grande Southern (RGS) railroad depot in Rico, CO. Joanne gave this talk at the Museum in November, 2022 and volunteer Larry Bollinger has done an amazing job to preserve her memories. You can watch it on our Youtube channel here.

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.

Click here for past events, photographs, and recorded webinars.