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!

Current Exhibits

Learn more about Riley County history through our exhibits!


Learn more about our tours and programs.

Historical Sites

Visit our other historical sites!

Archives & Library

Research Riley County history in the research library

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 history of Riley County.

Upcoming Events

The Riley County Historical Museum is a proud partner of: 
  1. Beach Museum of Art

    The Beach Museum of Art exhibit "Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" will run until December 18, 2016. Read on...
  2. 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. Read on...
  3. 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. Read on...
  4. KSU Libraries Exhibit

    The Kansas State University Libraries exhibit, "Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House" will run through March 17, 2017. Read on...
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