It has been 70 years and to celebrate, Boot Hill Museum has a packed full weekend of activities for everyone to enjoy.

It must be noted that some of the events are free and open to the public while some will require registrations that can be done at boothill.org.

On Friday there will be a opening reception held at Guymon Petro from 8 to 10 p.m.

The reception will feature an open mic night for past and current members of the Variety Show.

This event requires registration.

There will also be hors d'oeuvres and cocktails available.

"On Saturday there will be two tours available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.," Boot Hill Museum marketing manager Laura Tawater said.

"From 3 to 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream social. Both the tours and ice cream social will be free and open to the public."

Later in the evening on Saturday will be the Boot Hill Variety Show that starts at 6 p.m.; a special gunfight at 7 p.m. and a brisket dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The Saturday evening events require registration.

On Sunday there will be First Union Church service at 10:30 a.m. and the High Noon Gunfight at noon.

The church service and gunfight will be free and open to the public.

"The registration required Sunday events are a picnic lunch at 12:30 p.m.," Tawater said. "Then at Boot Hill Distillery they will be having a Medicine Show and Pickly Ash Bitters tasting at 3 p.m.

"You must be 21 years old or older to attend the tasting.

"Then at the museum from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the gift shop will be a book signing by author Becky Burgoyne who wrote the book, Perfectly Amanda, the biography of Amanda Blake who played Miss Kitty on the TV show Gunsmoke."

Sunday evening events will be held at Guymon Petro with a social hour starting at 6 p.m. that will have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres that will lead into the 70th anniversary banquet.

The Sunday evening events require registration.

"There will be another variety show that will feature former and current cast members," Tawater said. "It is kind of our finale for the whole weekend.

"We want to celebrate the museum's past but we also want to celebrate its future with the redeveloping going on and how people can help."

For more information and to register for all or some of the anniversary events, visit boothill.org.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com