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The Center is reopening! The Center is reopening!

The Center is reopening!

We are excited to welcome you back to the Center of Southwest Studies!

PIVOT Skateboard Deck Art Exhibit PIVOT Skateboard Deck Art Exhibit

PIVOT Skateboard Deck Art Exhibit

PIVOT, curated by Duane Koyawena (Hopi) and Landis Bahe (Dine), features original works on a unique canvas. The show includes over 114 skateboard decks by Native American/Indigenous artists and provides insight into the contemporary Native art landscape while acknowledging the traditional cultures that help shape the identities of the artists who create the works.

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students

Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students

 

The Center is proud to offer academic or paid internships to all FLC majors! Learn more about this opportunity. 

Center receives CH CARES grant Center receives CH CARES grant

Center receives CH CARES grant

We are excited to announce that the Center was awarded a CH CARES Humanities Relief Grant! In addition to the $6000 award, our Curator Liz Quinn MacMillan helped the Center win an additional $2500 from the social media challenge!

CSWS Pendleton Blankets Available! CSWS Pendleton Blankets Available!

CSWS Pendleton Blankets Available!

The Center of Southwest Studies has entered into a license agreement with Pendleton Woolen Mills to feature two textiles from The Durango Collection® as part of their Preservation Series.

Exploring Our Dynamic Heritage

Let us be your Gateway to the Southwest!

Museum Reopening Plan

 
Archives
The Center's archival holdings of documents, maps, photographs, and oral histories of the Four Corners and Colorado's Western Slope is one of the most comprehensive collections in the country.
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Library
Delaney Southwest Special Collections houses rare books and a circulating book and periodical collection on the history, anthropology, archaeology, art, and cultures of the Southwest.
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Museum
The Museum is home to Navajo, Pueblo, and Hispanic textiles, along with baskets, pottery, sculpture, paintings, and historic artifacts representative of the Southwest's dynamic heritage.
Visit the Museum
 
College Records
College Records, part of the Center's Archives, manages all institutional records for Fort Lewis College. This collection is a rich repository of Fort Lewis' history from its start in 1878 to the present.
FLC Records
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Hours

Hours of Operation: Open by appointment only. Go to the "Plan Your Visit" tab at the top of this webpage.

Map & Directions

Purchase parking passes at kiosks located at Fort Lewis College information signs near entrances to campus.

Address

Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Contact Us

 

Phone Numbers

Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Special Collections Library: 970-247-7135
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970-382-6951
Museum: 970-247-7456