Become a Junior Curator

Print out the Junior Curator Worksheet for your age group and then visit the Animas Museum to discover the answers.

History Trunks

We have developed a set of history trunks that may be checked out by local educators to enhance the teaching experience. History Trunks may be checked out for two weeks at a time. There is no charge to check out the trunks. Click on the links below for more information. Contact 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 and Lodger's Tax Fund.

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School Visits

Panorama of Joy Cabin

The La Plata County Historical Society is pleased to invite your small class or group of 30 students or less 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.

Contact us via email if you are interested in a class visit or webinars via Zoom. Download a .pdf of the Museum's guidelines for school visits here.