Riley County Historical Museum

As a public health and safety measure under the direction of the Local Health Officer, the Board of County Commissioners have closed county offices to the public until                 Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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

The Pioneer Log Cabin, Manhattan City Park, is closed for the season.

The Riley County Historical Society will be working on repairs to the Pioneer Log Cabin this fall and winter. It will reopen in the Spring.

Please visit the Riley County Historical Museum (2309 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS) open Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Also visit the Wolf House Museum (630 Fremont, Manhattan, KS) open Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. For more information contact the Riley County Historical Society and Museum at 785-565-6490. Admission is FREE at all RCHS sites.

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Current Exhibits

Learn more about Riley County history through our exhibits!


Learn more about our tours and programs.  For guided tours, by appointment, call 785-565-6490.

Or take yourself on a self guided driving tour:

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
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