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“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…


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian is coming to an end at the High Plains Museum.  This is your last week to see this amazing exhibit as it will be coming down next  Monday!


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked will only be at the High Plains Museum for another two weeks!  If you have not had a chance to stop by and see this amazing exhibit now is the time to do it!


“There is a code of the west. It’s not just a punch line. It’s not a joke—it’s the real thing.” – Baxter Black The American cowboy is a treasured cultural icon, long existing as a symbol of hard work, freedom, and heartland values. The story of work for cowboys is documented in Gathering Remnants, a film from director Read more…


“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” ~ Chinese Proverb In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have Read more…


For 125 years people of Goodland have worked many different jobs that have helped define Goodland and Sherman County.  The High Plains Museum collects and shares these stories with the public as its main focus of work, which was made easy given the national lens on work offered in the Smithsonian traveling exhibit The Way We Worked Read more…


It’s game day at the High Plains Museum, Goodland Public Library and Carnegie Arts Center!  Today and the 29th you and your family can come and play work related games to go along with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked.  Come and try your hand at operation, try to fix some leaky pipes, or travel to Read more…


The Way We Worked is now showing at the High Plains Museum and we are excited to explore the dynamics of work. The High Plains Museum has partnered with the Sherman Theater to sponsor the free screening of two fascinating documentaries about work in January. On January 5th at 1:30, join us for The Philosopher Kings. In Read more…


The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked from the Smithsonian has arrived at the High Plains Museum!  The Way We Worked is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and will be at the High Plains Museum until January 27, 2013. 


The High Plains Museum will host the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, December 15th, 2012 through January 27th, 2013. “The Way We Worked” explores the stories of America’s workers and invites us to consider how the workplace and workforce have changed over time. Through photographs from the National Read more…