Experience Our Heritage

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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…


Goodland has had some very prominent doctors over the years, and one such doctor was Doctor A.C. Gulick.  Born in 1869 in Wisconsin he earned his degree at the Medical College at Philadelphia and took classes at the Chicago School of Medicine and the University of Kansas and spent time with the Mayo Brothers.  He chose Goodland Read more…


Sphygmomanometer.  We’ve all seen one before and probably even used one before; we just did not know its name.  So what is a sphygmomanometer you ask?


First Saturday programming kicks off this Saturday, February 1st with Construction Zone!  Between 1:00-5:00 PM we will feature the beginnings of building.  Learn what it takes to start building and then make your own creation with Imagination Playground!  Construction Zone is a come and go event for families here at the High Plains Museum.


Did you know Goodland had two opera houses?  The first opera house was located on West 10th Street between Sherman and Center Streets and went by the name of the Goodland Opera House and later, the Walker Opera House.  It was owned and operated by W.P.K. Hedrick and was first opened on April 6, 1889.  One of Read more…


Ad Astra Per Aspera! Happy Birthday Kansas! Kansas celebrates 153 years of statehood today, which we are commemorating at the High Plains Museum from 3:30-6:00 PM MT with scavenger hunts, post card contest, flag building, and Kansas icon creation. We hope to see you at the High Plains Museum today to help celebrate our great state! For Read more…


When you hear the word zither, what comes to mind?  Would a stringed instrument from Austria leap to yours?


Did you know Goodland had a Welcome Wagon during the 60’s?  The photograph on the left is from 1960 and was taken during the welcome wagon groups meeting.  The two women seated in front are the co-hostesses, Pat Knudson and Francis Maricle.  The welcome wagon would come around to people new in the community and have items Read more…


Have you guessed the object?  It is a pinafore!  A pinafore according to Merriam-Webster is a sleeveless usually low-necked garment fastened in the back and worn as an apron or dress. 


Take a look at this object.  Can you tell me what it is?  Please leave your answers in the comments section below and if you guess correctly you’ll get a prize!  Stay tuned later in the afternoon for the answer!