April 3 – May 13: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine that examines the role of women in the 19th Century in society and science through the work of Gilman. The exhibit is a six poster exhibit and that explores Gilman’s life and how her story plays an important part in literature. In conjunction with this exhibit is Goodland’s Medical Transfiguration, an exhibit that explores Sherman County and Goodland medical history.
WWI & Sherman County
April 6 marked the 100th year anniversary of the United States entering WWI. To commemorate this event the museum has developed an exhibit about Sherman County and Kansas during the Great War. The Trego County Historical Society has graciously loaned us some amazing WWI propaganda posters and the VFW has donated poppies to help us create a wall of poppies – we invite the public to help us do this. Partners of this exhibit include the Sherman County Historical Society, the VFW, the Goodland Public Library, and High Plains Office Supply.
On Tuesdays this month the Goodland Public Library is showing WWI films during the afternoon movie time.
High Plains Office Supply has a temporary exhibit up of models and WWI objects.
April 29 at 2:00 PM at the High Plains Museum we will have an oratory afternoon where we will learn about the war through the soldiers and their letters.
May 6 at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 PM at the Goodland Cemetery is a Walking WWI Tour. Spotlighting six individuals who served in some capacity during the war, we will hear their stories. This tour does require a lot of walking so we encourage you to bring your walking shoes or any other assistance you need to participate in the tour.
May 14 – September 1: Earth From Space
Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Earth from Space is a set of 20 posters that features images and text from the popular museum exhibition of the same name.
For more events, consult the City of Goodland’s web calendar.
All times are Mountain Time.