Experience Our Heritage

Category: Around Goodland


Summer time has come to Goodland and with it comes fun! Fun can be found all around Goodland whether it is at the swimming pool, hanging out with friends at the Vault Creamery, or catching a summer game. Goodland’s summer life is hot!


This Sunday the Historical Society is dedicating a stained glass window to Ruth and Selby Soward.   It will hang in the Ennis-Handy House at 202 West 13th Street here in Goodland.  To help celebrate this event let’s take a look at a brief history of stained glass windows and some other stained glass windows in Goodland.


This past week we had a one room school house summer camp.  During this time Mary Lou Eisenhagen, a Goodland native, came as a guest speaker to share her experiences of attending a one room school house and teaching in one. 


Soon the residents of Sherman County will start hearing the roar of combines and tractors and trucks making their way to the elevators as wheat harvest gets underway.  Sherman County has always had a rich history with agriculture and wheat; one that started almost as soon as the county was settled.


What do you get with five Grant Jr. High students, their ideas, and the museum?  An all new exhibit entitled “We Chose Goodland” being displayed at Mann’s Jewelry/Smitty’s Sports! 


In August people in the community watch a parade on Main Street, watch livestock shows, and go out to the fair to see what clubs have done, and see crafts and photographs.  These things are all brought to us by 4-H and its members.  4-H is an important part of our community that helps organize community events Read more…


Help the Carnegie Arts Center, the Goodland Public Library, and the High Plains Museum celebrate Goodland this May during the “First Week” events. This series of events will center around a theme of “Flight”. Drop by the Carnegie, Library or the Museum to experience “Flight” and its connection to Goodland. Schedule of Programs: May 3,Thursday, Noon – Read more…


Take a look down Goodland’s Main Street.  What do you see?  Today’s main street looks very different from that of 1920.  No longer do we have a dirt road but paved brick, and while some of the businesses have gone, some of them are still there but with different names.


When Goodland was first becoming a town, the people who decided to make Goodland their home needed homes.  This was a building period, as settlers built their own dwellings made from materials they could find easily.  Carpenters would put houses up as fast as they could and for little money, as most settlers did not have a lot Read more…


When severe weather is coming, when we want to know how much snow to expect, or when we are listening for the temperature we all listen to information provided by the National Weather Service.  In Northwest Kansas, we have a regional office in Goodland. The National Weather Bureau Service is located near the airport and fair grounds at 920 Read more…