Aztec was the first town in New Mexico to use natural gas in homes
and businesses. A full sized wooden oilrig and “doghouse” is
on display along with other old oil field tools.
Main Building Exhibits
The Pioneer Room contains information on Aztec’s
early families and many photographs of the 78 Aztec buildings now
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Telephone
Room is filled
with antique telephone equipment set up by The Telephone Pioneers
of America. A wonderful
Mineral, Fossil and Rock Collection
is found in the Lobato Room along with mining tools.
Room displays a small selection of Indian Arts
A Historic Barbershop has been recreated including
turn of the century barber chairs. One room contains a collection
of clocks, another historic clothing, and the Agriculture Room has a display of early
farming and dairy equipment.