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It’s snowing!  With all the snow comes fun snow related activities that you can do.  Grab your sled and some friends and go sledding at Pioneer Park.   According to the Farmers Almanac sledding is actually a great way to burn calories!  It can burn up to 450 calories per hour, it also gets you outside which will give you Read more…


Beginning February 13th, visitors to the High Plains Museum will be able to experience the popular exhibition Earth from Space produced by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey. The exhibition will be on view at the High Plains Museum, February 13 through July 29. Enjoy the exhibit at two special Read more…


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the High Plains Museum! Over the holiday the museum will be closed December 24th and 25th and January 1st.  We will be open December 22nd and 29th during regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM. Don’t forget to stop by and see our traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, The Read more…


Happy Thanksgiving! In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, The High Plains Museum will be closed Thursday the 22, Friday the 23, Saturday the 24, and Sunday the 25.  The museum will reopen Monday the 26 at 9:00 AM.  The regular hours of the museum are Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 9-5.  Have a happy and safe Read more…


During the 1930’s in parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas the top soil started to blow.  Due to the extensive drought in these areas the top soil would form huge dust clouds that would obsure the sun and sweep over the plains.  This disaster has been chronicled in Ken Burns two part, four hour 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. Sherman County supports a healthy agricultural Read more…


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…


The Exhibit “Goodland Treasures” will be closing August 6th. Get in to see the Treasures of Goodland before it closes. Take the time to also view the Big Easel Project exhibit detailing the story of our Big Easel and its companions in Altoona and Emerald. Coming soon is the exhibit “Serve & Protect: The Story of the Read more…


On the Rotary Visitor guestbook at the Big Easel there are plenty of great questions and appreciative comments. Of the many great questions, “How big was the artist/paint brush?”, is one of our favorites. Cameron Cross, the artist behind the Big Easel Project, is 5’10”. Pretty normal sized guy. To find out more about Cameron and the 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…