January 23 – March 18: Bison
This traveling exhibit from the National Buffalo Foundation, the Kauffman Museum, the National Buffalo Museum and the Klemm Buffalo Ranch explores the past, present and future of our state and national mammal. Filled with interactive activities this exhibit explores the history of the bison and how it is being preserved today.
February 18: The Bison Advantage: Bison and Modern Day Agriculture
Come and learn the ABC’s of raising America’s National Mammal – The American Bison (AKA Buffalo). A free Bison Advantage Workshop will be held at the Beaver Creek Buffalo Ranch in Sherman County, north of Goodland, KS., beginning at 8 am MT on Saturday, 18 February. This workshop will be presented by the National Bison Association and Ken Klemm, a local buffalo rancher with 29 years’ experience from calf to table.
At noon, a bison chili lunch will be provided for the morning workshop attendees (donations accepted). Following lunch, ranch tours will be available for workshop participants. More ranch tours will be available for the public starting at 2:30 pm. Dress weather appropriate as the tours are conducted in open vehicles. Space is limited – first come, first served.
To wrap up this educational and fun day, a panel discussion titled: “The Bison Advantage – Bison and Modern Day Agriculture” will be held at the Goodland High Plains Museum in conjunction with the highly-acclaimed traveling “Bison” exhibit (on loan and sponsored by the National Buffalo Foundation, the Kauffman Museum, the National Buffalo Museum and the Klemm Buffalo Ranch). Come to the museum at 7 pm MT to view the exhibit, learn more about this great animal and the business opportunities available.
March 11: Buffalo on the High Plains: Sharing Local Buffalo History
This program will focus on historical stories and artifacts of buffalo on the High Plains. Starting at 2 PM MST at the High Plains Museum we invite anyone with stories or objects to share about this great North American mammal.
April 3 – May 13: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”
This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will explore the role of women in medicine. Accompanying this exhibit will be a medical exhibit featuring Sherman County medicine.
For more events, consult the City of Goodland’s web calendar.
All times are Mountain Time.