Experience Our Heritage

Category: Behind the Scenes


Fresh bread from the oven, a baked potato, or steamed broccoli.  All delicious and chances are, served with butter.  Butter comes in several forms; spray, stick and in a tube, but sometimes it has designs on it or is in the shape of something.  Have you ever wondered how the manufacturer has done that?  The answer is Read more…


Tea and teapots can do many things.  A teapot can be an object we sing about in the form of a beloved children’s song or it can help teach us we need to learn to control our tempers from the big screen.  Tea can calm an upset stomach, be a drink shared with friends, and help start a Revolution.


The Co-op in Goodland is place to get gas, food, coffee and of course deposit your grain.  You hear people say Co-op but do you know what it stands for or how it came about?


We all have that favorite childhood toy that saw us through scary nights and playtime.  For some it might have been G.I. Joe or Barbie and for some it might have been a teddy bear.  The teddy bear is 111 years old this year and was first made in 1902 because of a cartoon depicting President Theodore Read more…


Summertime!  A time for BBQ’s, swimming, camp fires and fun in the sun.  It also means storms, which could turn severe.  We have already witnessed some of these devastating storms pass through Oklahoma.  Here in Goodland we have had our share of tornadoes and the High Plains Museum has several photographs of tornadoes and the aftermath of Read more…


Gentlemen, when dressing up for a formal event or a day at the office, what articles of clothing do you use?  Chances are you use a shirt with a collar and on your sleeves you have cuffs.  Do you use anything to close the cuffs?  Around the 17th Century men wanted a way to hold their cuffs Read more…


Imagine it: you are in a crowded auditorium or outside listening to a summer concert when you suddenly become hot.  There is no air moving and all you have is bulletin.  What do you do?  If you’re like most people your bulletin becomes a fan to help beat the heat!  Hand held fans work by increasing the Read more…


Remember back to elementary school days and the fascinating objects the teacher used to help you learn.  It might have been the roll down maps on the blackboard, the globe or a galaxy planetary system.  The object featured today is a galaxy planetary system from 1881 built by the Thomas Kane & Company.


In honor of Memorial Day next Monday we have chosen an object related to the brave men and women who serve our country.  Have you ever driven down a street and saw a flag hanging from the window with a blue or gold star on it?  These flags are called Service Flags and are an official banner Read more…


Have you ever sat on your sunglasses and when you put them on they are lopsided and do not fit right anymore?  Now imagine that pair was your eyeglasses.   In order to fix your glasses your optometrist might use a frame warmer.