Experience Our Heritage

Category: Exhibits


Come see some fabulous artwork created by Goodland’s own Kindergarten classes at the High Plains Museum!  The artwork all feature work, with some being sketches of photographs from the National Archives, some gardening, and some of work done by the students themselves!


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian is coming to an end at the High Plains Museum.  This is your last week to see this amazing exhibit as it will be coming down next  Monday!


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked will only be at the High Plains Museum for another two weeks!  If you have not had a chance to stop by and see this amazing exhibit now is the time to do it!


“There is a code of the west. It’s not just a punch line. It’s not a joke—it’s the real thing.” – Baxter Black The American cowboy is a treasured cultural icon, long existing as a symbol of hard work, freedom, and heartland values. The story of work for cowboys is documented in Gathering Remnants, a film from director Read more…


“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” ~ Chinese Proverb In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have Read more…


For 125 years people of Goodland have worked many different jobs that have helped define Goodland and Sherman County.  The High Plains Museum collects and shares these stories with the public as its main focus of work, which was made easy given the national lens on work offered in the Smithsonian traveling exhibit The Way We Worked Read more…


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian has arrived at the High Plains Museum!  The Way We Worked is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and will be at the High Plains Museum until January 27, 2013. 


The High Plains Museum will host the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, December 15th, 2012 through January 27th, 2013. “The Way We Worked” explores the stories of America’s workers and invites us to consider how the workplace and workforce have changed over time. Through photographs from the National Read more…


This is the last week for the Goodland Police Department exhibit at the museum.  The exhibit will be coming down Monday December 3, so this is your last chance to see it. The exhibit Protect and Serve: The Story of the Goodland Police Department tells the history of the police in Sherman County and Goodland.  Starting from the Read more…


The travelling exhibit The Way We Worked by the Smithsonian is about showcasing how Americans have worked through the years.  The exhibit shows what changes have occurred in the workforce in America from the mid-19th century and the late 20th century.  Just like America, Goodland’s workforce and community have changed as well.  The county was founded in Read more…