Experience Our Heritage

Category: Around Goodland


Labor Day is coming right around the corner. Beyond it being an excellent vacation day at the beginning of fall, it is also an occasion to celebrate the way we work. Share your work story with us over the next few days to help celebrate! What do you do? What is your dream job? A note to Read more…


Today one of the Museum’s visiting patrons was on a mission: he wanted to prove the existence and location of Lincoln School in Goodland to a friend. As Lincoln School has a fascinating history of use in Sherman County, we’d like to share the fruits of his mission with you.


Golf has been a very popular form of recreation in Goodland for many years, though we didn’t always have the beautiful golf course we boast today.  In 1920, Leo Schisler, who had moved to Goodland from Iowa, decided that there was a need for a golf course.  At first there was little interest, but the idea caught Read more…


Work is a huge part of who we are. It forms part of our identity, it keeps us busy and it provides for our families. In preparation for the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked”at the High Plains Museum, we would like to share a series of local work stories. Work takes different shapes, and for Read more…


The Rock Island Railroad had a key role in developing the city of Goodland.  It supplied jobs that brought people here and boosted the local economy.  The citizens of Goodland waited for a long time to see the railroad come into existence, and they took great pride in it once it did. The first train to come Read more…


Cameron Cross, the Big Easel artist, has nearly completed his work repairing and repainting Goodland’s Big Easel. The painting had been removed from the easel July 11th to get work done on the faded and worn “canvas.” To celebrate the completion of the “Repaint, Repair, Relaunch” project, the City of Goodland is throwing a celebration the morning Read more…


Repair! Repaint! Relaunch! Cameron Cross returns this summer to celebrate and reinvigorate the Big Easel painting in Goodland. The Big Easel has stood in Goodland celebrating art and sunflower agriculture for 11 years. Installed on June 19, 2001, the painting by artist Cameron Cross is a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase painted Read more…


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Happy Independence Day! Have a safe and happy celebration of America. The High Plains Museum will be closed in observance of the holiday. For local festivities head over to the Sherman County Fairgrounds for the 4th of July Freedom Festival. Events taking place include: 6:00 pm MT Goodland Kiwanis Club Concession Stand, Watermelon Feed by Goodland Rotary Read more…


Beyond existing as an agricultural hub for three states, Goodland has a variety of interesting offerings. Art naturally springs to mind due to the Big Easel; the Big Easel is a giant reproduction of Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase painting.  The painting was painted by Canadian artist Cameron Cross and installed Goodland on June 19, 2001.  Augmenting Goodland’s Read more…


The celebrate the Big Easel, come by the High Plains Museum Saturday, July 7th, from 1 to 5pm to design your own Big Easel t-shirt!  We’re celbrating the Big Easel as the artist of the Big Easel, Cameron Cross, is back in Goodland to touch up the painting.   Drop by the museum this Saturday from 1 to 5 pm MT to Read more…