Monthly Archives: April 2013

Preserve your heritage this MayDay!

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Do you have photographs or objects around your house that you would like to know how to care for?  The High Plains Museum would like to help you!  Every year Heritage Preservation encourages museums, libraries, historical societies and archives to set aside one day to offer programs dealing with p

A Two-Story Toy Story: The Lives of Dollhouses

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You're six years old and you have that one toy you love to play with.  It might be a tractor, G.I. Joe, or a dollhouse.  Toys not only provide entertainment they can also help teach children about domestic life and offer a glimpse into history.  Here at the High Plains Museum we have a dollhouse

Reap the Rewards of History with Harvesting the High Plains

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The boom years of the turn of the century catch up with America. Years of gluttony and living beyond our means now recoils a once proud Nation. Rocked in turmoil many don’t know when or where their next meal will come from. As the dark clouds of the economic depression settle over the country, ano

Earth Day Celebration!

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Come help the High Plains Museum celebrate Earth Day on Monday April 22nd!  All day long we will have games, crafts and ways to help our Earth.  Try your hand at our Cartons of Catch game, make your own Earth Day vine, and help us make an Earth Day Quilt among other fun activities!  Learn where t

Double Double Oil & No Trouble!

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Have you ever sat for too long and when you get up you’re stiff?  Ever thought “if only I had some oil to lubricate my joints?” like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz?  Of course you’d need an oil can to apply directly to the troublesome spot.  A long spout oil can might be just what you ne

Above and Beyond!

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 The High Plains Museum is pleased to announce a special presentation by Terry Leonhart, Quality Assurance Dimensional Inspection Technician at Sierra Nevada Corporation, Space Systems Group, in Louisville, Colorado, on Saturday April 13th at 10:30 AM. Mr. Leonhart, a Goodland native, will discuss

Attack of the Germs! The Germs Want You!

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During cold and flu season you see the signs up saying to wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs.  Did you know that during ancient times people believed that infection and disease were due to evil spirits or demons and were punishment for sin?  As time continued science made strides in th

It’s a volcano, no it’s a peninsula, no… it’s Geography!

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Families come take a trip across the globe with the Space Walk Program! The Space Walk Program will be held this Saturday, April 6th, from 1-5PM.  This month we are featuring family friendly activities with a geography theme.  Activities and games will teach participants how to use directions and

Space, Land Satellites and Weather Oh My!

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This Thursday, April 4th at 4:00 PM Dave Floyd from the National Weather Service will be coming to talk at the High Plains Museum about how the Weather Bureau uses land satellites in their daily operations.  Explore the product of these satellites in our current exhibit Earth From Space, a series