Experience Our Heritage

Author: samanthaphilbrick


Did you know in the early 1900’s Goodland had a ladies band?  The picture on the left shows an early ladies band from 1908.  Only three of the musicians are known; Ida Derby, Anna Neruda and Kate Neruda Kolacny and unfortunately we do not know which ones in the photograph they are.  The other members including the Read more…


Imagine you are in the year 1876 and you were traveling on the railroad out west.  How would you know what time trains arrive and depart from stations or find a map of the area you are traveling through?  These questions are answered in the railroads timetable!  Timetables are the booklet that the schedule of the arrivals Read more…


The photograph shows the dedication of the Central Airlines Service into the Goodland Airport in 1960.  On the top step we see Marjorie Cogswell, followed by two unknown women and the man is Mayor John Cogswell.  Named after Dr. Renner for his prominence in the flying community, today Renner Field no longer offers passenger service.  The airport Read more…


Al Capone, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and Jessica Chastain all have one thing common, and it has to do with their shoes!  What is this commonality?  Spats!


It’s Construction Zone time at the High Plains Museum for First Saturday programming!  This Saturday we will be learning about the different types of bridges.  Once you’ve learned about a bridge try and built it using Imagination Playground!  Construction Zone is a come and go event held at the High Plains Museum from 1-5 PM.


Hobby Clubs started in the early 1900’s and were for men with hobbies.  According to the 1911 Constitution of the Hobby Club, Article 1 “The object of the club shall be to encourage the collection of literary, artistic and scientific works; to aid in the development of literary, artistic and scientific matters;  to promote social and literary Read more…


The tooth is the hardest part of the body, but that doesn’t mean it is impenetrable.  Cavities can form even in the best cared for mouth.   Cavities form when the enamel covering the tooth becomes covered with plaque.  The plaque builds up and secretes acid.  This acid will eventually create a hole in the tooth, or cavity. Read more…


Goodland has had some very prominent doctors over the years, and one such doctor was Doctor A.C. Gulick.  Born in 1869 in Wisconsin he earned his degree at the Medical College at Philadelphia and took classes at the Chicago School of Medicine and the University of Kansas and spent time with the Mayo Brothers.  He chose Goodland Read more…


Sphygmomanometer.  We’ve all seen one before and probably even used one before; we just did not know its name.  So what is a sphygmomanometer you ask?


First Saturday programming kicks off this Saturday, February 1st with Construction Zone!  Between 1:00-5:00 PM we will feature the beginnings of building.  Learn what it takes to start building and then make your own creation with Imagination Playground!  Construction Zone is a come and go event for families here at the High Plains Museum.