Location & Hours

Welcome to Arts & Memories Museum.
We are located at 223 South Broadway, Riley, KS, USA

Quonset (metal building)

Our main museum building features several unique exhibits: one room school, collection of old bibles, mercantile, country doctor's office, dolls, toys, railroad items, harness maker's shop (Lloyd Taylor), , town's fraternal organizations, gems, minerals, and fossils.
The building was built by United States military veterans in 1946 and 1947.  The native limestone came from buildings on Fort Riley, KS.
The main building is open Tues thru Sat from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Veterans Memorial Flag Garden
Veterans Memorial Garden

This garden is dedicated to all United States Military Veterans who have served to protect the United States and its citizens.

A circle of five flags represents the branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.  A triangle of flags in the middle: POW/MIA, State of Kansas, and the tallest:  United States Flag.

Our Veterans Mural, painted on the south wall of the Hassebroek building, was designed by artist Rita A Kraushaar and painted by the Riley County High School Art Club.

The Veterans Memorial Garden is open 365/24.

Old Hassebroek Grocery Store

Hassebroek (Old Grocery Store)

This building was built in 1887 by Casper Hassebroek. It served as a grocery store and a mercantile for many years. The building stood vacant for some time before being acquired by the museum. This will be the museum's new home, after extensive renovation.

This building will house space for a number of temporary exhibits throughout the year, as well as the following permanent named spaces:

Kevin Larson Research Room. Space for scholars to research a collection of primary and secondary source material focusing on local small town history, with a particular emphasis on the battle against the creation of Tuttle Creek Dam (1930s-1960s) and the resultant extinction of several small towns.

Clementine Paddleford Gallery.  Exhibit theme will change throughout the year, but remain focused on some aspect of Clementine Paddleford's life and career: growing up in Stockdale, Kansas; her early struggles as a female journalist; challenges as a cancer survivor; food journalism; changes in the food industry; travel in the US and around the world; historic events through the eyes of a foodie, etc

Studio K.  Art gallery focusing on locally created arts and crafts, including exhibits by student artists. Rita Kraushaar, our resident artist, will hold several workshops throughout the year.

In April 2014, the renovation began on the Hassebroek building.  You can help us reach our goal of $700,000 by making a contribution today.


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