Experience Our Heritage

Author: directorhpm


Ad Astra Per Aspera! Happy Birthday Kansas! Kansas celebrates 153 years of statehood today, which we are commemorating at the High Plains Museum from 3:30-6:00 PM MT with scavenger hunts, post card contest, flag building, and Kansas icon creation. We hope to see you at the High Plains Museum today to help celebrate our great state! For Read more…


The High Plains Museum was selected as one of only six Kansas host organizations for “Hometown Teams,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition coming to Kansas in 2015. The Kansas Humanities Council sponsors the “Hometown Teams” tour in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. “Hometown Teams” explores the ways sports build and unite communities Read more…


The High Plains Museum’s exhibit Connecting Lives Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS is closing January 11th. The closing reception for the exhibit will be held this Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. During that time the HPM will feature Japanese dancing, activities for ages 4-13, and a chance to see objects from around the world. Throughout Read more…


The High Plains Museum is celebrating cultural exploration through the exhibit “Connecting Lives Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS” now on display through January 11, 2014. The AFS Club is an international student exchange program which fosters cultural exchange and understanding. Goodland’s chapter began in 1968 and through the guidance of its founding members, Mary Porterfield and Read more…


The High Plains Museum and the Goodland AFS Chapter have put together an exhibit on 100 years of AFS and how this organization has connected lives and shared cultures. Connecting Lives, Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS tells the story of the AFS organization and how it has changed people’s lives all over the world.  AFS is Read more…


July 29th the Smithsonian and USGS exhibit Earth From Space will close. Get in to see the 20 poster exhibit of startling views of our planet from outer space captured by the Landsat Satellites. Also enjoy our 180 degree immersive theater which displays a journey of our sky and beyond. Join us for a closing reception from Read more…


The boom years of the turn of the century catch up with America. Years of gluttony and living beyond our means now recoils a once proud Nation. Rocked in turmoil many don’t know when or where their next meal will come from. As the dark clouds of the economic depression settle over the country, another dark storm Read more…


The High Plains Museum is pleased to offer an exciting array of programming in April to showcase the current exhibit Earth From Space on display through July 29th. The High Plains Museum will be offering a variety of activities to spotlight space and land satellite images, as well as celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day. On Thursday Read more…


It’s snowing!  With all the snow comes fun snow related activities that you can do.  Grab your sled and some friends and go sledding at Pioneer Park.   According to the Farmers Almanac sledding is actually a great way to burn calories!  It can burn up to 450 calories per hour, it also gets you outside which will give you Read more…


Come see the Earth through a new perspective!  Showing now at the High Plains Museum is Earth From Space a poster exhibit from the Smithsonian and the United States Geological Survey.  We also have our own planetarium immersive experience where the visitor can view the constellations, and see if you can discover which constellations are on the Read more…