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On your mark, Get set, Fair!

Sami Windle Around Goodland

On September 21, 22, and 23, 1886 Sherman County had its first fair! It looked different from the fair we know today.  They still had crafts, livestock, and agricultural products, but also had pony and horse races and a baseball game! (more…)

Welcome March! Come Join Us for “First Week” Events!

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Events, News

Get ready for some fun at the High Plains Museum, Carnegie Arts Center, and the Goodland Public Library during the first week of March. The “First Week” monthly event  in Goodland features family friendly programming that provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy Goodland culture and hi

“N” is for James Naismith

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Currently on display at the High Plains Museum is the fantastic "K is for Kansas" traveling exhibit from the Kauffman Museum in North Newton. Featured in the exhibit are enlarged children's blocks that detail different facets of Kansas from A to Z. Prominently featured on the "N" block is the story

Deaccessioning

Sami Windle Behind The Scenes

Hello again! This is Sami with another look at what is going on behind the scenes in the museum.  Here at the museum we are in the process of taking care of the collections.  This not only means making sure that the collections we have stay in good condition but it also means disposing of objects

The one room schoolhouse and Sherman County

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Treasures around Goodland

When Sherman County was first started children went to school in one room school houses.  It was very different from how it is now, with some children only going three months and eight grades were taught in the same room all together!  Teachers taught with whatever they had on hand and boys and gi

Why is Goodland the County Seat?

Sami Windle Around Goodland

In 1887 there was a vote on which town should be the county seat.  The towns in the running were Goodland, Sherman Center, Eustis and Voltaire.  A first vote determined that Goodland would be county seat, but after debate and accusations that the election was decided before a vote could take place

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s Sami and I am going to tell you all about the Valentine’s Day night the museum is having. Parents, would you like a date night but do not know what to do with the kids?  Bring them to the museum!  We will have crafts, games and a story from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. (more&h

Congrats to the Kansas Sampler Foundation!

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8 WONDERS OF KANSAS GUIDEBOOK WINS AWARD The Kansas Sampler Foundation was recently notified that their "8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook" won first place in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) category for travel book or guide. (more…)

Veterans of Sherman County

Sami Windle Around Goodland

Sherman County has had many men and women serve in the military.  Veterans in Sherman County range from the Civil War to Iraq and Afghanistan.  In the earlier years men formed veteran groups and women form auxiliary groups.  In town we have the V.F.W. and a memorial at the cemetery. (more&helli

Please Be Our Valentine!

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On February 14th, the High Plains Museum would like you to be our Valentine! The High Plains Museum is hosting a Valentine's Date Night for Parents! Drop your kids off at the High Plains Museum from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on February 14th and go enjoy a date with your sweetheart. The kids will be treated