Fort Riley has opened a temporary museum site while a major renovation happens at a couple of different facilities.
According to the Army, the temporary site at 247 Cameron Avenue on historic main post will be open during the renovation of the U.S. Cavalry and 1st Infantry Division museums.
Fort Riley Museum Director Dr. Robert Smith expressed his thoughts on opening this temporary site. “I’m very pleased to have a museum presence at Fort Riley after a one year hiatus. We can once again recount the history of the 1st Division and Fort Riley to Soldiers, family members, veterans and visitors.”
Exhibits include “Duty First: 100 years of the Big Red One” and “Patton the Sportsman,” plus many other displays.
The temporary museum’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. The museum will be closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day.
A gift shop, operated by Friends of the Fort Riley Museums, is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 noon – 3 p.m. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/FortRileyMuseumGiftShop/
The renovations of the main museum complex began in January 2018 and are projected to be completed by the summer of 2020. The project is funded by he U.S. Army Center of Military History and has been designed to preserve and highlight the historic structure of the museum buildings.
(Fort Riley Photo)