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Last Days of Goodland Treasures

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The Exhibit "Goodland Treasures" will be closing August 6th. Get in to see the Treasures of Goodland before it closes. Take the time to also view the Big Easel Project exhibit detailing the story of our Big Easel and its companions in Altoona and Emerald. Coming soon is the exhibit "Serve & P

The Road to Success

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The Rock Island Railroad had a key role in developing the city of Goodland.  It supplied jobs that brought people here and boosted the local economy.  The citizens of Goodland waited for a long time to see the railroad come into existence, and they took great pride in it once it did. The first

“How Big Was the Artist?”: Taking a Look at the Big Easel Project

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On the Rotary Visitor guestbook at the Big Easel there are plenty of great questions and appreciative comments. Of the many great questions, "How big was the artist/paint brush?", is one of our favorites. Cameron Cross, the artist behind the Big Easel Project, is 5'10". Pretty normal sized guy.

The Big Easel is ready to Relaunch!

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Cameron Cross, the Big Easel artist, has nearly completed his work repairing and repainting Goodland's Big Easel. The painting had been removed from the easel July 11th to get work done on the faded and worn "canvas." To celebrate the completion of the "Repaint, Repair, Relaunch" project, the City

Ordinance 1634

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Ordinance No. 1634   AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE CITY PARKS, WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS, ADDING TO THE GOODLAND CITY CODE SECTION 13-509, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS.   BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:   Section 1.  CIT

Ordinance 1633

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ORDINANCE NUMBER 1633   AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES PROVIDED TO CITIZENS BY THE CITY OF GOODLAND AND AMMENDING AND REPEALING CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE II, SECTIONS 17-202, 17-203, 17-204, 17-205, 17-206, 17-207 AND 17-208 AND ARTICLE IV, SECTION 17-401 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOO

Repaint, Repair, Relaunch!

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Repair! Repaint! Relaunch! Cameron Cross returns this summer to celebrate and reinvigorate the Big Easel painting in Goodland. The Big Easel has stood in Goodland celebrating art and sunflower agriculture for 11 years. Installed on June 19, 2001, the painting by artist Cameron Cross is a reproduc

Happy Fourth of July

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Happy Independence Day! Have a safe and happy celebration of America. The High Plains Museum will be closed in observance of the holiday. For local festivities head over to the Sherman County Fairgrounds for the 4th of July Freedom Festival. Events taking place include: 6:00 pm MT Goodland Kiw

Goodland: The Developing Art Hub

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Beyond existing as an agricultural hub for three states, Goodland has a variety of interesting offerings. Art naturally springs to mind due to the Big Easel; the Big Easel is a giant reproduction of Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase painting.  The painting was painted by Canadian artist C

Get Your Draw On!

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The celebrate the Big Easel, come by the High Plains Museum Saturday, July 7th, from 1 to 5pm to design your own Big Easel t-shirt!  We're celbrating the Big Easel as the artist of the Big Easel, Cameron Cross, is back in Goodland to touch up the painting.   Drop by the museum this Saturday