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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!


The High Plains Museum was selected as one of only six Kansas host organizations for “Hometown Teams,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition coming to Kansas in 2015. The Kansas Humanities Council sponsors the “Hometown Teams” tour in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. “Hometown Teams” explores the ways sports build and unite communities Read more…


The High Plains Museum’s exhibit Connecting Lives Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS is closing January 11th. The closing reception for the exhibit will be held this Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. During that time the HPM will feature Japanese dancing, activities for ages 4-13, and a chance to see objects from around the world. Throughout Read more…


Have you ever had a hat that lost its shape?  The way to prevent that would be a hat stand.  A hat stand can be short or tall.  All hat stands have a base with a rod and a knob at the top.  The difference in size comes from the difference in the size of the rod.  Read more…


The High Plains Museum will be closed Wednesday January 1 for the holiday.  We will reopen Thursday January 2 at 9:00 AM.  This is also your last chance to see the exhibit “Connecting Lives Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS” as the exhibit will close January 11.  Have a safe and happy new year!


Did you guess what the object was?  It was a spigot!  There are so many objects that we use every day that we simply take for granted.  One such object is the spigot or faucet.  According to Merriam-Webster, a spigot is a “device that controls the flow of liquid from a large container.” 


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!


Most people have one these; in their business, home or both.  It is an extremely useful object but rarely used, which is a good thing.  An early version was first invented by a Greek about 200 BC and then in 1819 a Captain made a splash with his new invention.  What is this object?  It is a Read more…


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!