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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…


This Saturday, April 5 is our Construction Zone programming!  Stop by from 1:00-5:00 PM at the High Plains Museum to create your own floor plan.  First design your floor plan with paper and then become the architect and build it with Imagination Playground!  First Saturday Programming is a come and go event for families and people of 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!


Did you know in the early 1900’s Goodland had a ladies band?  The picture on the left shows an early ladies band from 1908.  Only three of the musicians are known; Ida Derby, Anna Neruda and Kate Neruda Kolacny and unfortunately we do not know which ones in the photograph they are.  The other members including the Read more…


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!


It’s Construction Zone time at the High Plains Museum for First Saturday programming!  This Saturday we will be learning about the different types of bridges.  Once you’ve learned about a bridge try and built it using Imagination Playground!  Construction Zone is a come and go event held at the High Plains Museum from 1-5 PM.


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…


The tooth is the hardest part of the body, but that doesn’t mean it is impenetrable.  Cavities can form even in the best cared for mouth.   Cavities form when the enamel covering the tooth becomes covered with plaque.  The plaque builds up and secretes acid.  This acid will eventually create a hole in the tooth, or cavity. Read more…