Museum Exhibits

The Riley County Museum offers various exhibits for the public to view that are all free of charge.

2309 Claflin Ave.
Manhattan, Kansas

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 2 pm to 5 pm

Admission is FREE!

Riley County Historical Museum Current Exhibits

  • The Land and the People: The Settlement of Riley County

    - Who lived here and how?
  • Celebrating a Century of History and Heritage: The Riley County Historical Museum

    - This exhibit showcases over one-hundred artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Some of these notable objects include a section of the original seating from the Wareham Opera House, a penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, and a hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

    The exhibit will run throughout February 2018 and will be accompanied by a series of programs. Please check the calendar for upcoming events! 


Outreach Exhibits in Riley County

  • "Modernizing Manhattan: The 1920's"

     -This exhibit features select objects that exemplify life in Manhattan during the 1920's.
     It is available for viewing normal business hours, This exhibit is available for viewing at the Riley County Courthouse and open normal business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Also visit our other historical sites.