(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — Saturday we will learn more about initial plans to re-develop a Dodge City landmark, the Boot Hill Museum.
A year ago, the Board of Directors for the museum began to put together elements for a re-development plan. A consultant was brought in to help lead the effort to review things including the museum's mission, structure, programs and financial stability.
Officials say the result of the effort is a comprehensive plan to bring the museum into the 21st Century while still maintaining its unique atmosphere and tradition.
Museum chairman Pat Hamit says the plans will preserve Front Street, provide new space for expanded exhibits and events while honoring Dodge City's history. He says more than 75,000 people visit the museum each year and of those 90% are tourists.
Hamit says the first step will be to raise funds and implement repairs and replacements at the museum over the next three years.