In The Fields of Time Exhibit at High Plains Museum (January -March 2023)
The High Plains Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit from the Kauffman Museum that features archaeology. The exhibit will run from January 6 to March 12. We are pleased to collaborate with the Fick Fossil Museum and the Trego County Historical Society Museum for this exhibit. Our Kansas Day celebration has also been set for January 28.
“’In the Fields of Time’ is a traveling exhibition on Emil Haury and Waldo Wedel, two native Kansans whose archeological explorations of the American southwest and the Great Plains have shaped our understanding of American prehistory. Emil W. Haury (1904-1992), nicknamed “the dean” of Southwest archeology, and Waldo R. Wedel (1908-1996), the “father” of Plains archaeology, both traced their interest in prehistory to boyhood experiences along Sand Creek in North Newton. Those experiences led them to life-long careers as professional archeologists with international reputations. Haury served on the faculty at the University of Arizona and directed the Arizona State Museum, while Wedel spent his life-long career at the Smithsonian Institution”.
Featured throughout the exhibit are fossils and bones from the Fick Fossil Museum, Trego County Historical Society Museum and our own collection and explores the underwater history of Kansas.
This year our Kansas Day celebration will be held on Saturday, January 28, at 2:00 PM with our guest speaker Mr. Jeff Broome. Mr. Broome will discuss the history of the Kidder Massacre. Also at this time, we will honor the late Mr. Doug Whitson, who donated his collection of Kidder Massacre objects to the museum, by unveiling and dedicating the collection in his memory.
Go online: www.highplainsmuseum.org to learn more about the special activities planned.
The High Plains Museum is located near downtown Goodland and features exhibits of local history. The Museum is open Monday, & Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST. For more information go online or call 785-890-4595.