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Let’s Go Fly!

Sami Windle 1 Comment Around Goodland

During the 1960’s the Renner Field Municipal Airport was up and running and ready for flight.  People could depart and land in Goodland.  It also has history ties to the 1940's and WWII pilots.  Today the Renner Field Municipal Airport does not fly passenger planes, it does serve an integral ro

Ordinance 1630

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ORDINANCE NO. 1630   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7-907 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND AND AMENDING CHAPTER SEVEN, ARTICLE NINE OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS.  THIS ORDNANCE PERTAINS TO THE IMPOUNDMENT AND STORAGE FEES AND ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS THEREOF.   BE IT ORDAINED BY

Gone Fishin’

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Treasures around Goodland

In Sherman County we have the Smoky Garden River.  While it may not always have water in it anymore, at one time it was a local hang-out.  From Dr. Gulick to families having a BBQ to 4-H kids learning how to fish the Smoky Garden has been a part of our community. (more…)

Let’s connect the blocks!

Sami Windle Exhibits

The exhibit “K is for Kansas” is up at the museum.  It is a traveling exhibit from the Kauffman Museum in North Newton Kansas.  This exhibit explains history and facts about Kansas using the alphabet and interactive, hands-on learning.  Each block contains a person, place, thing, animal, plan

Romance on the Plains

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Treasures From The Collection

At the museum we have a small research library that contains books on museum topics, items in the museum, and books that relate to Sherman County history.  The history books range from Custer, to the railroad to life on the plains.  One book however that caught my eye was Courtship Letters of J

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Behind The Scenes, Exhibits

Ready for another Behind the Scenes look at what happens at the museum?  Well here we go!  Here at the museum we have a photograph collection, with lots of great photographs that depict Sherman County and Goodland history.  Some of the photographs focus on people, equipment, agriculture and busin

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