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 Playground accompanies the exhibit. The playground uses a hands-on creative approach to let everyone’s imagination free. With 105 blocks and many different shapes and sizes, children and adults can build whatever their imaginations wish. From boats, castles and robots, to new and exciting made up games, these blocks encourage open-ended free play.
Imagination Playground was inspired by the “junk playgrounds” that were created from destroyed buildings in Europe after World War II. Children in the bombed-out cities would play in the “junk playgrounds”. They used a variety of tools to supplement their play. This play led to Imagination Playground – and the many different shapes and sizes that allow anyone to build anything.
This exhibit was made possible by EBH & Associates, P.A., Megan and Tristan Thomas, Douglas J. Sederstrom, CPA, P.A., Right Combination Dance Studio, Olde Westport Spice & Trading Co., Shelter Insurance – Jim Alcorn Agent, Rasure Lumber Inc., Clark Crossing Co., and Goodland Kiwanis Club.
The High Plains Museum 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. MST. For more information and to learn more about the planned special events, see the museum website or call 785-890-4595.by