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World War I Exhibit

December 18, 2017

Service Over There, Support Over Here: Riley County during World War I The Riley County Historical Museum, located at 2309 Claflin Road, opened a new exhibit on November 1st, 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. This exhibit will run through Veteran’s Day 2018, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany, ending the Great War. In this exhibit, learn about the unique stories of soldiers from Riley County and the community’s response to the War through a variety of artifacts, documents, and photographs. One of the most prominent objects on display is the large service plaque (also known as the service flag) created in 1918 with the hand-painted names of 1,009 Riley Countians who served during the War. This object was exhibited in the Riley County Courthouse for many years. A number of relatives of the individuals listed on the plaque still reside in Riley County today. The exhibit is available for viewing during normal museum hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE

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