Hurry and see “The Way We Worked” before it’s gone!

"The Way We Worked" Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program.

“The Way We Worked” Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

The traveling exhibit The Way We Worked will only be at the High Plains Museum for another two weeks!  If you have not had a chance to stop by and see this amazing exhibit now is the time to do it!

The Way We Worked chronicles how Americans have worked over the past 150 years through photographs from the National Archives.  The photographs are surprising, enlightening, make you think, and show the parallels between our lives and the lives of those individuals in the photographs.  Along with photographs the exhibit contains personal stories of individual workers from different areas of work and several interatives.

Along with The Way We Worked the High Plains Museum produced an exhibit exploring how Goodland has worked over the past 125 years with the exhibit 125 Years of Work: The Story of Community Building.  This exhibit highlights four areas of work in Sherman County that include agriculture, public service, health care and education, and working for fun.

High Plains Museum |PM058RRA large group of men sitting around after a long day of work in the railroad.  The picture was taken on the 1889 Iron Bridge on Rock Island.

High Plains Museum |
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A large group of men sitting around after a long day of work in the railroad. The picture was taken on the 1889 Iron Bridge on Rock Island.

Many different work stories can be shared about Goodland and Sherman County that helped make us a community of choice.  From railroad workers that helped bring the first train into Goodland to the farmers who help produce our food and the doctors through out our history that have had an impact on our community, these stories and more can be found at the High Plains Museum on exhibit now.

Along with the exhibit we also have work related games out for the whole family to play.  These games include water works, operation, and story cubes among others.  Come and try your hand at a new occupation with these games.  Other progamming includes the Student Film Festival on January 27th at 1:30 at the Sherman Theater, where local students have produced their own short  film about work in Sherman County.  Also don’t forgot to check out our amazing sponsors, the Kansas Humanities Council.

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