Museum offers WWI cemetery tour

High Plains Museum plans a World War I Walking Cemetery Tour

American soldiers head toward the Hindenburg Line. This year is the centennial of America’s entry into the war. The High Plains Museum offers a cemetery tour to commemorate the centennial.

The High Plains Museum will be offering a World War I Walking Cemetery Tour May 6 at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at the Goodland Cemetery.

April 6, 2017, marked the 100th year since the United States entered World War I. In honor of this centennial year, the High Plains Museum has developed a World War I exhibit. The museum also is offering the Cemetery Tour. The tour will explore how Goodland and Sherman County helped during the war. The World War I Walking Cemetery Tour will take place Saturday, May 6, and tours will begin at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Tours are free to the public. This tour will feature five World War I veterans, as well as perspectives from the home front. We will learn six stories from the people themselves.

As this is a walking tour, we encourage you to wear your walking shoes and bring along anything else needed to aid you on our journey. Parking outside the cemetery will be designated. Please make your way to the chapel to start the tour. High Plains Museum’s partners are the Goodland Cemetery Board and the Sherman County Historical Society.

In conjunction with this exhibit, the Northwest Kansas Scale Modelers Society will have a World War I display at High Plains Office Supply at 1118 Main Street.  Models from World War I will be featured. Other World War I-related objects will also be displayed.

The High Plains Museum, 1717 Cherry, is located near downtown Goodland and features exhibits of local history. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. MDT.  Call 785-890-4595.

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