Riley County Historical Museum

The Riley County Historical Museum is now OPEN!

The Museum is available to visit Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Archive/Library is open by appointment.

***We kindly request that visitors wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, and please not touch anything in the Museum.

Goodnow House State Historic Site is also open to visitors, with a limit of two visitors at a time. Please call the Riley County Historical Museum at 785-565-6490 to arrange a visit to Goodnow House.

The Wolf House Museum is open by appointment Saturday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Visitors are limited to two persons at a time. Please call 785-565-6490 to make an appointment. 

The Pioneer Log Cabin is currently closed for renovation.

We are happy to answer questions, or provide help by telephone at 785-565-6490 or by e-mail through this website.

Museum Live Stream

  1. City of Riley Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    New! The City of Riley celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2020. Read on...
View All

Current Exhibits

Learn more about Riley County history through our exhibits!

Archives & Library

Research Riley County 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.

Historical Sites

Visit our other historical sites!

The Riley County Historical Society and Museum is a proud partner of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Freedom's Frontier Logo