It has been awhile

The museum was closed during the winter months and it will soon be opening as Spring is right around the corner.

To read the latest newsletter visit our Newsletter page.

Inside the latest newsletter you can read how to care for your photographs.

With wedding season coming up, a future blog post will be about preserving your wedding bouquet.

You can find how to preserve your Wedding Gown here.

Donors/Members are everything to a museum.  Without you there would be no museum.

Make a donation today and help keep the museum open!


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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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