Research & Resources Museum
The CSWS Museum and Gallery

Red, black and white, Native American RugThe Center of Southwest Studies Museum collections include The Durango Collection® of Navajo, Puebloan and Hispano textiles, plus baskets, beadwork, pottery, sculpture, and paintings. The Center also holds historic artifacts and artwork representative of the Southwest region and Fort Lewis College history.

These items are available for research, although access is limited by staffing restraints. To make a request and/or set an appointment please contact the Museum with as much advanced notice as possible.

Please see Using the Collections for more general information about accessing collections.

Searching Our Collections

In the future, we will have digital images of museum artifacts available to view on our website. In the meantime, our Digital Collections page contains some images from CSWS Museum collections.


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.
Parking is free during the summer semesters - May to August.


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
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970-382-6951
Museum: 970-247-7456