Experience Our Heritage

Category: Behind the Scenes


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…


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!


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…


Did you have a favorite toy growing up?  Many of us did, and perhaps one such toy was a pull toy.  If this was your toy then you might remember taking walks or going on grand adventures with it!


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!


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…