Clucking chickens, barking dogs and neighbors' conversations emanated through the halls and buildings of Pioneer Town.
After more than one year of remodeling, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon reopened the Pioneer Town exhibit to the public Saturday.
Events and shows, including a gunslinger show and family crafts, accompanied the exhibit's opening.
More than 600 people visited the exhibit, which features life in the Texas Panhandle between 1890 and 1910, museum spokeswoman Andrea Porter said.
"The old one was built in 1969, so last year we demolished the whole thing," Porter said. "We started with an empty room, and now it has almost 30 businesses."
The exhibit became more interactive, she said.
"Before, you could only look in the windows," Porter said. "You couldn't go in and touch (the items). Now it's much more immersive."
The new exhibit cost about $200,000 to rebuild, but donations covered all of the costs, Porter said. The remodel also nearly doubled the number of buildings, she said.
The new buildings included Victoria's Hotel, which used to be in Canyon, Sing Wah Laundry, a casita and the church.
The hotel featured dinner menus with original food options at the time, and the casita had minimal items, including a bed, kitchen gear and santos, paintings or carvings of religious figures.
"People just didn't have a lot of stuff then," Porter said. "A lot of it depended on if the train brought (an item in)."
People wandered through the halls and into the building rooms, played the saloon piano and made words with the moveable type.
Rita McKee of San Antonio said she had been visiting the area when she came across the exhibit's grand opening.
The exhibit was impressive and "very well done," she said.
Nancy Robertson of Canyon said she wanted to see all of the changes.
"It's wonderful, fantastic," Robertson said. "I like that you can actually go in and experience everything almost first-hand."
Robertson, who brought her grandson, said museum officials made good additions, such as the church, replete with an organ and pews.
"It was great before the changes," Robertson said. "The improvements make you feel like you're in an old town. It's a wonderful experience for students and people in general."