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Riley County Historical Museum
Discover the past through changing exhibits on Riley County history and in the photographs, manuscripts, letters, diaries and records of our research library.
Admission is free!
Learn more about Riley County history through our
Learn more about our
tours and programs
Guided tours by appointment, call 785-565-6490
Self Guided Driving Tours
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Archives & Library
Research Riley County history in the
Please call ahead to make an appointment to conduct research in the
Fay N. and Dora Seaton Memorial Library and Archives.
Brief History of Riley County
Read about the
of Riley County.
Calendar of Events
The Riley County Historical Museum is a proud partner of:
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Beach Museum of Art
The Beach Museum of Art exhibit "Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" will run until December 18, 2016.
Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage
The Riley County Historical Museum centennial exhibit "The Riley County Historical Museum: Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage" is open at 2309 Claflin Road in Manhattan.
Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills
The Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit "Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills" will run until January 8, 2017.
KSU Libraries Exhibit
The Kansas State University Libraries exhibit, "Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House" will run through March 17, 2017.
History of Riley County
Tours and Programs