Riley County Historical Museum, Manhattan

4.5
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Riley County Historical Museum is supported by and works closely with the Riley County Historical Society. (www.rileychs.com) We provide tours of some local historic buildings, a library and archives for researching things Manhattan and Riley County related. Not to mention years of historic insight offered at the drop of a hat. And it's all free.
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  • My brother and I came in seeking information on our ancestors and the place they lived in. Several of the employees helped and found people to get us the information we wanted. They made copies and... 
    My brother and I came in seeking information on our ancestors and the place they lived in. Several of the employees helped and found people to get us the information we wanted. They made copies and...  more »
  • We went to this museum primarily to get information about my husband's grandfather. One of the staff found several Kansas State yearbooks with the grandfather's photo and even provided copies for... 
    We went to this museum primarily to get information about my husband's grandfather. One of the staff found several Kansas State yearbooks with the grandfather's photo and even provided copies for...  more »
  • The Riley County Historical Museum has an excellent collection of items, and is located close to some very historical buildings. 
    The Riley County Historical Museum has an excellent collection of items, and is located close to some very historical buildings.  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit and learn about the history of our favorite town!! Off the beaten path but definitely worth taking the kiddos to. Anything to get the screens out in front of their face for an hour! I'd definitely recommend this place and it's alot of natural history information for the area!
  • Very interesting place and friendly informative staff
  • What a great little museum! Lots of interesting exhibits about early life in Manhattan and the people who made it real. I wish a few were better marked, but the variety of information - farming, hospital, daily-life, etc. It really can't be beat. One of my favorites was the hair-wreath and the explanation of why it came to be. Pioneers had a very different viewpoint of death and the care they took to preserve the memory of their loved ones is impressive.
  • Very nice museum for Manhattan, K-State, and Riley County. The staff are friendly and helpful. With their cooperation and permission, I've used many of their photos in my local history books.
  • Friendly staff. A lot of interesting things to see. My favorite was the invention of making women's hair curly. Very neat .

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