AZTEC — After spending six months cleaning up after flooding last fall, the repository of much of the area's history is back in full bloom.
To celebrate, the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village will hold an open house Saturday.
The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will showcase improvements and repairs made after a pair of storms last September caused more than $40,000 damage.
Much of the museum's ground-level floors and the grounds and exhibits in the backyard replica frontier town sustained the most damage after storm waters inundated the property along Main Avenue, blanketing landscaped walkways and gardens under several feet of silty mud and debris.
"There's a lot to see. It will be a fun day," said Jimmy Miller, president of the museum association's board. "The focus will be on the restoration of the grounds as most of the damage was to the exterior, and there's been a lot of changes since the flood roared through. Flowers, new grass, shrubbery — it's looking really nice. We just want to show it off."
Local musical group Celtic Knot will perform, and refreshments will be served, Miller said.
The museum is located at 125 N. Main Ave. For more information, go to aztecmuseum.org or call 505-334-9829.