Experience Our Heritage

Author: directorhpm


Today is Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday!  Copernicus is known as the founder of modern astronomy because of his study of the sky. 


“What three jobs do we depend on most? What might happen if we didn’t have these jobs in Sherman County? Five six graders in the Goodland USD 352 school system produced a five-minute film that addresses these two questions. Uploaded onto YouTube is the fantastic film developed by the students as part of the programming for the Read more…


Beginning February 13th, visitors to the High Plains Museum will be able to experience the popular exhibition Earth from Space produced by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey. The exhibition will be on view at the High Plains Museum, February 13 through July 29. Enjoy the exhibit at two special Read more…


The High Plains Museum is hosting its second annual “Valentine’s Date Night” February 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 for children ages 6-12. Drop the kids off at the museum for Valentine themed fun, crafts and games. Preregistration is free and required. Call Sami at 785-890-4595 to reserve your spot! Later, from 8:00 to 9:30, adults are welcome Read more…


Did you miss Kansas Day? Don’t fret, the party continues at the High Plains Museum through Friday morning. Bring by your youngsters to test their wits in a maze, create Kansas symbols, vote for your favorite college (KSTATE is currently in the lead), search the Museum for history clues and play our Meadowlark game. These FREE activities Read more…


Kansas became the 34th state in the union! Congrats Kansas! What a whirlwind history we can celebrate in Kansas’ 152 years. Join us at the High Plains Museum from 3:30-5:30 for Kansas Themed Fun. This is a free event geared towards the younger folks (preschool through sixth grade).


Happy Birthday, Kansas! This year celebrates Kansas’ 152nd anniversary of joining the union. On January 29, 1861, Kansas joined the United States at the 34th state. To celebrate Kansas and its dynamic history and promising future, join us at the High Plains Museum from 3:30 to 5:30 for Kansas themed fun and games. Questions? Call Sami at Read more…


Come see some fabulous artwork created by Goodland’s own Kindergarten classes at the High Plains Museum!  The artwork all feature work, with some being sketches of photographs from the National Archives, some gardening, and some of work done by the students themselves!


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian is coming to an end at the High Plains Museum.  This is your last week to see this amazing exhibit as it will be coming down next  Monday!


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked will only be at the High Plains Museum for another two weeks!  If you have not had a chance to stop by and see this amazing exhibit now is the time to do it!