Financial donations are an important part of our revenue for operations and preservation. The La Plata County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Your donation will support:
- Preservation of our 1904 historic sandstone building
- Exhibits in three historic buildings depicting life in the 1870s and 1930s visited by over 2300 people
- History trunks and tours for students to learn local history
- Monthly webinars on a variety of interesting topics
- Collection and preservation of oral histories
- Publication of History La Plata and pictures weekly in The Durango Herald
- Research library for families and businesses looking for their roots
- Special events highlighting area stories and people
- Professionally caring for our collection of artifacts and photos
You can donate via Colorado Gives all year long.
Or if you prefer, you can donate via PayPal.
To donate by check, make checks payable to LPCHS and send to LPCHS, PO Box 3382, Durango, CO 81302. To donate by credit card, please call the Museum at 970 259-2492.
Please join us today or renew your membership to help keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations. You can use the Pay Now buttons below to pay by credit card or PayPal account or you can download a .pdf version of our membership form here and mail it to us with your check.
All levels include unlimited Museum admission and exclusive access to our online catalog database. We also offer a $10 discount off any level for seniors, students, and active members of the military.
We offer four levels of membership:
Copper Our digital membership level which includes online database access, quarterly newsletter by email, and monthly e-blasts. Cost per year is $25.
Silver Our basic membership level which includes online database access, quarterly newsletter (email or print), monthly e-blasts and invitations to special events. Cost per year is $35.
Gold Our "anniversary special" membership level includes online database access, quarterly newsletter (email or print), monthly e-blasts, invitations to special events and a staff guided tour of the Museum for four people. Cost per year is $60.
Uranium Our highest supporting membership level includes online database access, quarterly newsletter (email or print), monthly e-blasts, invitations to special events, a staff guided tour of the Museum for four people and a free digital image from the Collections. Cost is $125 per year.
For corporate membership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Museum at email@example.com.
The La Plata County Historical Society's latest Form 990 is posted here in .pdf format. A program such as Adobe Acrobat is required to read it.
We welcome donations of artifacts, documents, and photos that are in keeping with our mission. Items must have a connection to La Plata County. It is best if they tell an interesting story about La Plata County places, residents or events. Once an item is accepted into our permanent collection we assume responsibility for its care forever. This can be an expensive prospect. Please consider a monetary donation along with the item. Items may also be accepted for inclusion in our education collection. These items may be handled by students, or used. Please download and read this brochure for more information then call (970) 259-2402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a potential donation.
From its inception, the Animas Museum has depended on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at email@example.com.