Experience Our Heritage

Category: Promotion


“What three jobs do we depend on most? What might happen if we didn’t have these jobs in Sherman County? Five six graders in the Goodland USD 352 school system produced a five-minute film that addresses these two questions. Uploaded onto YouTube is the fantastic film developed by the students as part of the programming for the 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…


Did you miss Kansas Day? Don’t fret, the party continues at the High Plains Museum through Friday morning. Bring by your youngsters to test their wits in a maze, create Kansas symbols, vote for your favorite college (KSTATE is currently in the lead), search the Museum for history clues and play our Meadowlark game. These FREE activities Read more…


Oscar Winner Andrew McCrea and his radio program American Countryside took a tour of the High Plains Museum this year.  You can hear from Director Karen Anderson about the history contained in the Museum in McCrea’s First Helicopter broadcast. “The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star 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…


Today from 2:00 to 5:00 PM the High Plains Museum is hosting the opening reception for it’s newest exhibit Serve & Protect: The Story of the Goodland Police Department. Step out from the cold and into history at the High Plains Museum. Armed with coffee and donuts, uncover the story of the Goodland Police Department with interactive 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…


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…


In the Kansas! Magazine one can find out all about Kansas.  Where good places to eat are, where to look for great entertainment (including jazz festivals), and where we can learn more about the history of Kansas. The magazine is published by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, offering a fantastic taste of Kansas life in each edition. In the Summer Read more…