Museum opens today in Pahoa

Harry and Mouse Durgin display a photograph of lava erupting in Leilani Estates during the recent Kilauea eruption at a visitor center that will open today in Pahoa. The photo was taken by Harry Durgin. TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald

The Kilauea eruption grasped much of the world’s attention earlier this year as molten rock shot out of fissures where homes once stood and a massive river of lava changed the landscape of lower Puna.