Boot Hill Traveling Trunks Program
Boot Hill Museum has four Traveling Trunks which are devoted to educating grade school students in Dodge City, and throughout southwest Kansas. Included in these trunks are artifacts, photographs and materials dealing with the late 19th and early 20th century cultural history of the Dodge City, Kansas area. Two trunks are devoted to the general history of Dodge City, while the other two address Dodge City’s history as it relates to the cattle trade.
This program was made possible by the Arthur E. and Cornelia C. Scroggins Foundation, Inc.
How it works
You will need to call early to reserve trunk, each teacher will have them for almost two weeks. There are four trunks: two for the Cattle Trade and two for Life in Dodge City.
A list of items included in the trunk will be checked before and after pickup. The trunks will be available for pickup on Friday and will need to be returned a week from the following Tuesday. Clothing is being provided. Please feel free to wear them or you may just want to display them. All activity pages and instructions are being provided in a book and you may reproduce as many as you need. Some items provided are actual artifacts so please handle all items with care.
Trunks are free to approved organizations such as: schools in the 443 district, nursing homes, and Girl Scouts located in Ford County. Trunks are not currently available for shipping. If a trunk is desired they must be picked up from the Museum and these arrangements must be made ahead of time.
Call 620-227-8188 for more information.