“Climate and Energy Central” exhibit begins at High Plains Museum

  The High Plains Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit “Climate and Energy Central” from the Kauffman Museum, which is brought to the museum by the Sherman County Community Foundation. This traveling exhibition features Kansas scientists who are working together to address the grand challenges of renewable energy and potential climate change. Their research is…

Imagination Playground returns to High Plains Museum

Imagination Playground is back at the High Plains Museum! The exhibit “Creating Spaces, Making Places”, which features the playground, will be on display at the museum until March 31. “Creating Spaces, Making Places” explores Goodland’s architectural history. Learn about sod houses, grain elevators, and buildings in Goodland on the National Register of Historic Places. Imagination…

Lt. Lyman Kidder

Kidder 150th commemorations begin June 2

Kidder Massacre 150th anniversary to be commemorated in two events Lt. Lyman Kidder, 10 enlisted men and a Lakota guide Red Bead left Fort Sedgwick, Colo., June 29, 1867, to take messages to Lt. Col. George Custer. They rode to disaster. The army never saw any of Kidder’s command alive again. They all died in…

Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl

Saddle up for a historic Independence Day weekend

Turn back the hands of time during a long Independence Day weekend in Sherman County. The weekend features reenactments of historic Sherman County events and the traditional fireworks show. Lt. Lyman Kidder, his guide Red Bead and 10 soldiers all died in battle with Native Americans in July 1867. Cattle and cowboys from Texas trod…