Black Kettle

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Black Kettle was a wild horse that used to roam freely in Sherman County with a number of other wild horses before it was settled.  Black Kettle became famous because it seemed no man could catch him.  It was told that his mane and tail were so long that when resting they reached the ground.  Man

The Theater in Goodland

Sami Windle Treasures around Goodland

The Sherman County Theater has had quite a journey to get where it is today.  Before we had this theater there were three other theaters in town; the Crystal Theater, the Only Theater, and the Lyric Theater.  These were placed in existing buildings around town including the Goodland State Bank and

Celebrate Kansas with the HPM on Kansas Day!

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Come join us at the High Plains Museum for Kansas Day January 29, 2012 from 1-4 P.M.  Enjoy fun and games, snacks, and a great opportunity to interact with the family friendly “K is for Kansas”, and view the beautiful sights of Kansas in “Considering the Commonplace” photography exhibit. He

Sentinels of the Plains: Grain Elevators

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Goodland's skyline, much like the skyline of many Great Plains towns, is marked by grain elevators. Goodland has several grain elevators along the railroad that extend along the edge of town (forming a  typical "T" town shape to Goodland). (more…)

Tales from Goodland

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The City of Goodland's Economic Development Director Michael Solomon has launched the blog "Tales from Goodland" to chronicle life and business in Goodland. Follow his blog to see stunning photography of Goodland and read colorful vignettes about the trials and exultations of living in Northwest K

Happy Holidays from the High Plains Museum

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Happy Holidays from the staff of the High Plains Museum. The High Plains Museum will be closed December 23, 24, and the 26. Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Calling Kansas Explorers!

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Now showing at the High Plains Museum are two traveling exhibits from the Kauffman Museum: "K is for Kansas" and "Considering the Commonplace". "K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z" features interactive enlarged children's blocks that detail Kansas history and culture. The Kansas alphabe

“Get Your Taxes Paid and Auto License Here!”

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In 1984 a massive metal counter came to the High Plains Museum from the Sherman County Courthouse. It was immediately placed into storage, hidden behind the exhibits. In September 2011, a new multipurpose space was created and the the counter was rediscovered, having since been covered with collec

Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping!

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The High Plains Museum gift shop features books, Kansas trinkets, jewelry, puzzles, t-shirts and more! It's a great place to shop for little somethings to wrap up your Christmas shopping. Now featured on sale is Marci Penner's 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook, $29.95. The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook

Call for Artifacts & Information

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The High Plains Museum and the Goodland Police Department are collaborating on an upcoming exhibit detailing the history of the Goodland Police Department. To make the exhibit a great success, we are asking the public to come forward with information or objects that are related to the history of the