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Christmas at the Museum

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Join us this Saturday, December 12, from 1-5 PM for Christmas at the Museum! This is a come and go event with simple crafts and a chance to decorate our Christmas Tree! Then come back at 7 PM for cookies and a story!   Thank you!

Branding Identity

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Events, Treasures From The Collection

What is Goodland’s Not-So-Secret Identity?  Can you name a person, place, thing or event that really stands out to you as a signature part of life in Goodland?  The High Plains Museum will be hosting a Kansas Town Hall Program in October and we are starting to look at how our identity has devel

Get A Stamp On Our Identity!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

What is Goodland’s Not-So-Secret Identity?  Can you name a person, place, thing or event that really stands out to you as a signature part of life in Goodland?  The High Plains Museum will be hosting a Kansas Town Hall Program in October and we are starting to look at how our identity has devel

Hook ‘Em!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

Ever wish there was an easier way to fasten your boots with buttons?  What about shirts?  Well the good news is there is a way!  You can simply use a buttonhook to fasten those pesky buttons! (more…)

Summer Fun!

Sami Windle Treasures From The Collection

With the weather getting warmer it is time to start having fun outdoors!  The picture on the left shows a group on the Beaver on June 29, 1919 having a nice day together!  In the picture is Jack Miller, Edna Schiefen, Forest High, Wallace Wolff, Helen Powers, Hazel High, Dorothy Fike, and Berth

I Want Candy!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

This week I had a brand new experience!  For the first time I tried Swedish Fish, a chewy candy that tastes like fruit.  Throughout our lives we will have lots of new experiences, and some of these new experiences might come from a museum. (more…)

Caldwell’s – The Store of Plenty!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

James M. Caldwell, sons Don and Dick Caldwell and son-in-law Maurice Peters started the company Caldwell’s in the 1920’s.  James worked for the Goodland Power and Light Co. and was chief electrician for the power company for seven years.  It was through his work at the Power and Light Plant

Construction Zone!

Sami Windle Events

This Saturday, April 5 is our Construction Zone programming!  Stop by from 1:00-5:00 PM at the High Plains Museum to create your own floor plan.  First design your floor plan with paper and then become the architect and build it with Imagination Playground!  First Saturday Programming is a come a

Pull Along Little Doggie!

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes, Treasures From The Collection

Did you have a favorite toy growing up?  Many of us did, and perhaps one such toy was a pull toy.  If this was your toy then you might remember taking walks or going on grand adventures with it! (more…)