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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.

collage of images of Buffalo Soldiers

Members of the La Plata County Historical Society are invited to a special premiere of the video of the incredible Buffalo Soldiers event held at the Museum in September 2023.  If you missed the event or want to hear the story of the Buffalo Soldiers again, members are invited to join us in the classroom at the Animas Museum to watch on the big screen on Saturday, February 24th at 1pm. The video will be available afterwards on our Youtube channel.


Victorian woman with text

March is Women's History Month and our Second Saturday Seminar Series on March 9th at 1p.m. will be a talk on the women in La Plata County from the beginning. Join local historians Gay Kiene and Susan Jones on Zoom or you can watch the presentation on the big screen in the classroom. There is no charge for the event which will be reorded. Register on Zoom 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.

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