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High Plains Museum, Bison Exhibit

Goodland – The traveling exhibit “Bison” is coming to the High Plains Museum, January 23 through mid-March.  This exhibit will explore the past, present and future of our state and national mammal.  Patrons can expect an interactive environment that combines history, artifacts and hands-on activities to bring to life the story of this great North American mammal. Read more…


In observance of July 4th, the High Plains Museum will be closed this Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th.  We will reopen Wednesday at 9:00 A.M.  Our current exhibit is a Dust Bowl exhibit which explores how the dust bowl came about and preventative measures used today.  This exhibit partners with the National Weather Service and the Soil Conservation Read more…


What is Goodland’s Not-So-Secret Identity?  Can you name a person, place, thing or event that really stands out to you as a signature part of life in Goodland?  The High Plains Museum will be hosting a Kansas Town Hall Program in October and we are starting to look at how our identity has developed.  When one thinks of Read more…


The High Plains Museum will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen Wednesday at 9:00 A.M.  Next week is also the last week for our exhibit “Creating Spaces Making Places” and Imagination Playground. Stop in and check it out before it leaves.  Have a safe holiday!


What is Goodland’s Not-So-Secret Identity?  Can you name a person, place, thing or event that really stands out to you as a signature part of life in Goodland?  The High Plains Museum will be hosting a Kansas Town Hall Program in October and we are starting to look at how our identity has developed.  Our identity can be Read more…


Ever wish there was an easier way to fasten your boots with buttons?  What about shirts?  Well the good news is there is a way!  You can simply use a buttonhook to fasten those pesky buttons!


With the weather getting warmer it is time to start having fun outdoors!  The picture on the left shows a group on the Beaver on June 29, 1919 having a nice day together!  In the picture is Jack Miller, Edna Schiefen, Forest High, Wallace Wolff, Helen Powers, Hazel High, Dorothy Fike, and Bertha Sherrod.


This week I had a brand new experience!  For the first time I tried Swedish Fish, a chewy candy that tastes like fruit.  Throughout our lives we will have lots of new experiences, and some of these new experiences might come from a museum.


James M. Caldwell, sons Don and Dick Caldwell and son-in-law Maurice Peters started the company Caldwell’s in the 1920’s.  James worked for the Goodland Power and Light Co. and was chief electrician for the power company for seven years.  It was through his work at the Power and Light Plant that he learned about electrical wiring and Read more…


This Saturday, April 5 is our Construction Zone programming!  Stop by from 1:00-5:00 PM at the High Plains Museum to create your own floor plan.  First design your floor plan with paper and then become the architect and build it with Imagination Playground!  First Saturday Programming is a come and go event for families and people of Read more…