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The Smithsonian is here!

The Smithsonian is here!


"The Way We Worked" Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program.
“The Way We Worked” Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian has arrived at the High Plains Museum!  The Way We Worked is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and will be at the High Plains Museum until January 27, 2013. 

This exhibit explores the stories of America’s workers and invites us to consider how the workplace and workforce have changed over time. Through photographs from the National Archives, audio and video clips, and hands-on components, Kansans will discover how, together, our work makes America.

Ronnie and Ed attaching a banner to the outside of the museum to annouce the arrival of the Smithsonian!
Ronnie and Ed attaching a banner to the outside of the museum to annouce the arrival of the Smithsonian!

The exhibit arrived Monday night and was put together Tuesday morning.  The set up went smooth and we had a blast putting it all together!  The photographs from the National Archives are amazing and we enjoyed listening to the labor songs.  There are four sections all about work; where, who, how and why.  Along with the exhibit about how that nation has worked, there is also an in-house exhibit about how Goodland has worked over the past 125 years and games for the whole family to enjoy!

Along with the exhibit at the museum, there are several companion exhibits and activites happening around town.  The Goodland Public Library and the Carnegie Arts Center have companion exhibits while the Sherman County Historical Society has a

Sami, David, Ed, and Ronnie helping to install the exhibit.
Sami, David, Ed, and Ronnie helping to install the exhibit.

workshop on making stained glass windows and the Sherman Theatre will be showing documentary film series.  To see the dates and find out more information visit our calendar page.

With all the fun activities happening you won’t want to miss The Way We Worked at the High Plains Museum and all the companion activities happening around town.  So come on down and learn about how America and Goodland have worked over the years with these special exhibits.

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