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Wisdom in Work: Join us for The Way We Worked Documentary Series

Wisdom in Work: Join us for The Way We Worked Documentary Series


"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”  Smithsonian  exhibit is on display at the HPM from Dec. 15- Jan. 27. Learn more about events on the Exhibits & Happenings Page.

The Way We Worked is now showing at the High Plains Museum and we are excited to explore the dynamics of work. The High Plains Museum has partnered with the Sherman Theater to sponsor the free screening of two fascinating documentaries about work in January.

Philosopher Kings movie posterOn January 5th at 1:30, join us for The Philosopher Kings. In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams.

Following the film we are featuring a panel discussion with local perspectives about the dynamic nature of work in Goodland.

Gathering Remnants movie posterOn January 12th at 1:30, watch Gathering Remnants. The American cowboy is a cultural icon, who has been celebrated as a symbol of freedom, hard work, and heartland values. However, reality for working cowboys expands far beyond the romantic notions of Hollywood. Gathering Remnants takes viewers into the lives of real cowboys – granting access to the inner-workings of the cowboys’ minds as they reveal their personalities, quirks, and most intimate beliefs. These “buckaroos,” as they call themselves, will surprise you with their tales and perhaps prompt you to question your own life choices.

Join us after the film for a panel discussion with local perspectives about “cowboy work” in Sherman County.

On January 27th at 1:30, join us for a Student Film Festival. View the work of Goodland USD students as they present their perspective on work in five minute documentaries.

For more information about this free film series, call 785-890-4595, or leave a comment below.

Funding for The Way We Worked Documentary series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council and is sponsored by the High Plains Museum and Sherman Theater.

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