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The Center is open!
The Center is open!

The Center is open!

Please schedule a visit!

Friday, August 7, 2020

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

The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors as our highest priority. In developing appropriate protocols and procedures, the Center will follow the guidelines laid out by Fort Lewis College as well as the recommendations of the CDC and state and local government officials, but it is only with your cooperation as a guest that we can succeed in this re-opening.

Below you will find important information you will need for your visit!

Robert Delaney Southwest Special Collections Library & Archives

Opening August 3rd by Appointment - Call (970)247-7456 or email archives@fortlewis.edu or library@fortlewis.edu
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm

Museum Exhibits
PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Honors & Awards

Regular Hours by appointment, August 24th through December 19th
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
+ Starting in September the Center will have our exhibits open the 3rd Saturday of each month:
September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, and December 19th from 12 pm – 4 pm

How do I make an appointment?
To ensure safe social distancing at all times, capacity is limited. You must make an appointment in advance and gallery capacity has been limited to 8 visitors at a time for 45-minute blocks. For appointments call (970) 247-7456 or use our online scheduling program contained in the links below:


Preparing for your visit
By making an appointment for our exhibits you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • If you are feeling ill or running a fever, please stay home. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment within our scheduling website OR contact our reservations coordinator at (970) 247-7456 and we will work with you to reschedule your visit.
  • All guests must wear a face covering during their visit. Please bring one with you.
  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines, staying at least six feet away from guests not in your party.
  • Please DO NOT arrive early to your appointment.

Where do I park? How do I get to you?
Driving directions and parking information can be found at this link. Parking permits are required by September 7th.

Thank you for choosing to visit and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Funding for our reopening has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.


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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.


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