Even though it's closed down due to COVID-19, Boot Hill Museum is still finding ways to teach the public on the history of Dodge City.


In partnership with Rocking M Media, Boot Hill Museum began producing online history videos "New Connections to the Old West."


Museum curators, entertainers and volunteers are brought in to discuss various Dodge City history pieces. That is recorded, as well as videos on can-can dancing and singing along with downloadable worksheets for children and families.


"We understand the disappointment many students and travelers are feeling right now, so we wanted to stay in touch to the best of our ability," said Boot Hill Museum director Lara Brehm. "We hope the daily ’New Connections to the Old West’ will provide a few moments of fun and serve as a resource for parents and teachers."


Videos are also available on the museum Facebook page.


The interactive lessons will make their way to the museum YouTube channel, along with the downloadable pages for the particular lesson.


"Boot Hill Museum will continue to produce these unique history videos while their museum is closed to the public and will continue to post regular announcements, updates and content," Brehm said. "While the gift shop is temporarily closed, the online store is now up and running and customers will now be able to purchase their favorite products, souvenirs and Kansas-made items through the online store."


For the virtual lessons or to purchase souvenirs from Boot Hill Museum online, visit boothill.org.


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