Fort Riley opens a temporary museum site 

April 02, 2019 - 10:52 pm

Fort Riley has opened a temporary museum site on the historic main post.  It will be open during the renovation of the U.S. Cavalry and 1st Infantry 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 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 Noon – 3:00 p.m. 

The renovations of the main museum complex is projected to be completed by the summer of 2020. The project is funded by the U.S. Army Center of Military History and has been designed to preserve and highlight the historic structure of the museum buildings. 

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