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Manhattan Library Exhibit- The Fighting First

August 1, 2017

The Riley County Historical Museum will open a temporary exhibit, “The Fighting First: 100 Years of the 1st Infantry Division” at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, on August 1, 2017. This exhibit features a brief history of the Big Red One which organized following the United States’ entry into World War I in 1917, and made its headquarters at Fort Riley during Operation Gyroscope in 1955. This exhibit will run through August 31st and is available for viewing during normal Manhattan Public Library business hours. Admission is free. The Riley County Historical Museum exhibit at the Manhattan Public Library will also promote the upcoming Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit, “Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One,” which opens August 26th, 2017 in the Tallgrass Gallery at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street. In this exhibit, visitors will learn the stories of five heroic soldiers and their personal chronicles through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, The Gulf Wars, the Kosovo conflict, and the military activity of today. “Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One” is a collaborative exhibit produced by Flint Hills Discovery Center staff and the Fort Riley Museums.

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