Marking the transition to its new home at the Dodge City Public Library, the Kansas Heritage Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 9, with more than 50 people on hand to celebrate and tour the new location.

The Kansas Heritage Center was previously located at the now former Dodge City USD 443 administration building on 2nd Avenue across from DCPL.

Among those attending the celebration were Miss Kitty from Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce's Anna Bjerken and DCPL executive director Diedre Lemon.

A documentary on the history of the song "Home on the Range" was played, with award-winning director and producer Ken Spurgeon introducing the film.

According to DCPL, Spurgeon presented information on Kansas history on Aug. 10, including information on the key influencers involved in helping Kansas achieve statehood.

The public is invited to tour the new Kansas Heritage Center if they were unable to attend the open house.


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