Our Mission | Center of Southwest Studies

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Our Mission

The Center of Southwest Studies shares the mission of Fort Lewis College to promote inclusive, experiential learning that fosters innovation, growth, and community engagement. As a museum, archives, and library dedicated to the diverse cultures, histories, and environments of the Southwest, we:

  • offer exhibits and educational programs for the College and the broader public,
  • provide collections-based learning opportunities and internships for students, and
  • preserve and provide access to our research collections.
Strategic Plan 2024-29

Delaney Library: Mon - Fri 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment
Exhibit Gallery: Mon - Fri 1 - 4 pm or by appointment

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

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Parking: During the Fall and Spring terms, you can purchase parking passes online. Parking is free after 3:30 p.m. and during the summer, May to August.


Phone Numbers

Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970-382-6951
Museum: 970-247-7359

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