National Fossil Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, is National Fossil Day.

If you have an interest in fossils, check out the ones on display at the museum – fish fossil and dolphin fossil tooth and others.

Make an appointment and bring your Science Class, History Class, or other class to the museum.


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Main Street, Riley, Kansas, 1907

This photo was donated by Shirley S.


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Work Day

On August 30, 2014, some board members gathered to work on the front of the Hassebroek building.Paint, front 003 copy

Rita working on mural

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Support quote


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Veterans Helping Veterans

Tales of Saint Nicholas, by Keith Kraushaar, illustrated by Rita Kraushaar

This book is available in print and as an e-book.  Portions of the proceeds go to veteran groups and veteran non-profit organizations.

Help a Veteran.  Purchase a copy today.

Amazon – $2.99 – Kindle; Print copy: $11.99
Tales of St. Nicholas

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Riley, Kansas HighSchools, 1875-1959

RL Centennial Page 29

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Sunflower/Riley Festival, September 20, 2014

Come on, come all

To the festival this fall!

The Sunflower Festival will now take place in the Flag Garden, 223 S. Broadway, Riley, KS.

In the garden there will be:

Riley Boy Scouts Rope Bridge

Mountain Men camps

Blacksmith Demonstration – if raining, no demonstration will take place

Butter Churning Demonstration

Dime Toss Game – bring lots of dimes!

Silent Auction


FOOD – brats/hot dogs, drink & chips — must purchase as this is not part of the free community meal.

Come out and support the Arts & Memories Museum and the Riley Development Association.

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Calling all Quilters! Sunflower Block Party


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Hurry, Hurry! Kansas City Royals Tickets

MUST HURRY!   Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014.

The museum has received four (4) Kansas City Royals Tickets.  They were to be used in a silent auction, but because the tickets are for this season (2014) and the date of Bingo has been moved to a later date, we wanted to give people an opportunity to win these tickets.

All four tickets will go to one person.

The suggested donation is $5 to enter this drawing.

Download the following pdf, fill it out, and mail to the museum with your donation.




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Events Planned

The Arts & Memories Museum has some events planned for the rest of 2014.  Here are the one we have planned so far:

Bingo – Time and Date to be Announced

Geology and Earth Science – Time and Date to be Announced

The Sunflower Gathering, also known as the Prairie Sunflower Festival –              September 20, 2014, 305 South Remmele Street, Riley, Kansas, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photos with St. Nick – Time and Date to be Announced

Our Sponsors thus far for some of the events are:

Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Chiefs

Manhattan Running Company

Thank you Sponsors!

Our Sponsor list will be update as we secure sponsors.

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