Mar 17, 2023

Fort Riley Museums director to speak in Manhattan Public Library

Posted Mar 17, 2023 11:56 AM
Photo:  The U. S. Cavalry Museum
Photo:  The U. S. Cavalry Museum

MANHATTAN — The director of Fort Riley Museums is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. March 26 at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz, as part of a Riley County Genealogical Society program.

Dr. Robert Smith will talk about U.S. Cavalry and First Infantry Division Museums. The Main Museum has been closed for renovation which started in the spring of 2018. The renovation project includes updating lighting and technology and redesigning the display spaces. A third building in the complex will also be renovated to provide classroom space.

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.

The program is free and open to the public.